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Edouard Mendy overlooked again? Chelsea star ranks 7th on ESPN FC 100 goalkeeper list

Edouard Mendy overlooked again? Chelsea star ranks 7th on ESPN FC 100 goalkeeper list

Edouard Mendy excelling with Chelsea

Chelsea have made a number of big signings over the last year or so.

All of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Romelu Lukaku have been brought into the club for fairly large fees.

Perhaps Chelsea’s best bit of business over the last few windows, however, has come in the form of Edouard Mendy.

The 29-year-old was signed from Stade Rennais for a fee believed to be around £21m.

Mendy has since gone on to usurp Kepa Arrizabalaga as the Blues’ no.1, whilst putting on some starring displays in the process.

Chelsea have won the Champions League with Mendy as their no.1 and now have the best defensive record in the Premier League so far this term, with Mendy clearly a big reason why.


Mendy hard done by again

Despite all of this, though, Mendy was not even named in the 30 nominees for the 2021 Ballon d’Or.

This would lead to several players, including Antonio Rudiger, Sadio Mane and Kalidou Koulibaly questioning why the Chelsea keeper was overlooked.

Of course, one reason for this may have been because not that many goalkeepers end up on the list anyway – as shown by Gianluigi Donnarumma being the only shot-stopper in this year’s top 30.

However, what makes very little sense is Mendy’s place in ESPN’s FC 100 keeper list.

ESPN release top-10 lists for various positions every year, one of which being goalkeepers.

This on paper makes sense as it allows keepers, defenders and other players to receive recognition as most other big awards, whether on purpose or not, generally put a focus on attacking players.

But, even ESPN’s ranking of the keepers seems bizarre, with Mendy only 7th place in the top 10.

In fairness, all of the players above Mendy on the list are world-class, but having Mendy as low as 7th after the year he has had is truly odd.

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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