Chelsea made some large signings in the summertime however the arrival of Edouard Mendy may be the decide of the bunch.
The Blues goalkeeper, who joined in a £22million deal from Rennes, adopted up his very good shut-out at Manchester United final weekend with one other commanding show within the 4-Zero victory over Krasnodar.
Not solely did he make some superb stops all through the match, the Senegal worldwide was an imperious presence in his field – one thing Frank Lampard has desperately lacked throughout his quick stint at Stamford Bridge.
And following the victory over Krasnodar, a stat has emerged which exhibits simply how influential Mendy has been.
Chelsea have stored three successive clear sheets for the primary time underneath Lampard, with Mendy holding shut-outs in his final 4 matches.
The victory in Russia follows stalemates with Sevilla at Stamford Bridge and United at Previous Trafford.
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Though it might be a tad too early to say, the Blues look to have lastly sorted out their defence following the arrivals of Mendy and Thiago Silva, who was rested for the European conflict.
However the Senegal goalkeeper wasn’t the one new signing to dazzle within the match.
Hakim Ziyech, who joined in a £33million deal from Ajax in the summertime, was a continuing menace and located the online in his full debut.
Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic additionally struck because the Blues eased to their first Group E victory in Russia.