Watch: Edouard Mendy pulls off stunning reaction save for Chelsea
Kai Havertz will steal the headlines after Chelsea comfortably dispatched Fulham 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, but they had Edouard Mendy to thank for keeping them in front.
Havertz put Thomas Tuchel’s men ahead after just 10 minutes, slotting home after an exceptional touch and pass from Mason Mount, who brought down a Thiago Silva long ball with ease.
The German made it two four minutes into the second half, latching onto Timo Werner’s perfectly weighted through ball and tucking a left-footed shot under the advancing Alphonse Areola.
But it could have been very different.
At 1-0, Fulham continued to push forward and on the stroke of half-time, the ball fell to Ola Aina on the edge of the Chelsea box.
His shot was well struck and deflected awkwardly off the leg of Silva. But Mendy was not fooled by it, adapting brilliantly to change direction and parry the ball to safety.
He now sits just two clean sheets behind Manchester City’s Ederson in the race for the Golden Glove