Edouard Mendy becomes 2nd Chelsea goalie to start with three straight EPL clean sheets

Edouard Mendy becomes 2nd Chelsea goalie to start with three straight EPL clean sheets

- Edouard Mendy has played three Premier League games for Chelsea without conceding a goal

- The Senegalese is now second Blues' goalie to achieve this after Petr Cech

- Petr Cech also kept clean sheet in 2004 in his first three games for Chelsea

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Edouard Mendy who is a Senegalese footballer is now the second Chelsea goalkeeper in history to start with three straight Premier League clean sheets in his career at Stamford Bridge.

This is a great development for the top African goalkeeper who has been impressive since he joined Chelsea from Rennes.

Kepa Arrizabaga's poor performances in the Premier League and other competitions forced Frank Lampard and his chiefs to go for the signing of Mendy.

The 28-year-old was said to have been recommended by former Blues' goalie Petr Cech who was superb during his active playing days in the Premier League.

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On Saturday, October 31, Mendy played his third Premier League game for Chelsea against Burnley in which the Stamford Bridge landlords won 3-0.

Mendy was not troubled in the encounter as Burnley forwards were unable beat him in the Premier League tie.

Petr Cech was the first Chelsea goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in his first three Premier League games for the Blues in 2004.

Mendy has now broken his record and the Senegalese will want to achieve more success this term with Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are currently occupying fourth position on the Premier League table with 12 points after seven games played.

Edouard Mendy becomes 2nd Chelsea goalie to start with three straight EPL clean sheets
Edouard Mendy becomes 2nd Chelsea goalie to start with three straight EPL clean sheets. Photo by Vincent Mignott
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Hakim Ziyech scored his first Premier League goal as Chelsea secured a convincing 3-0 win against Burnley at Turf Moor.

The Moroccan opened the scoring for the Blues in the 26th minute from a Tammy Abraham assist as his shot found its way into the net after poor goalkeeping from Nick Pope.

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The goal saw Ziyech find the back of the net in consecutive games for Chelsea as he also scored in the Blues 4-0 win against Krasnodar in the Champions League.

Despite several attempt to increase the lead, Chelsea went into the half-time break with a 1-0 lead.

At the start of the second half, Burnley came out fighting and had more of the ball possession but they were unable to make anything out of that as Chelsea took a two goal lead in the 63rd minute from a set-piece.

Seven minutes later, Chelsea made it 3-0 after nice exchange of passes. Ziyech found Werner in space as the German produced a nice first touch before placing the ball beyond Nick Pope's reach.

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