Edouard Mendy: Chelsea keeper makes stunning save for Senegal in win over Guinea-Bissau

Edouard Mendy: Chelsea keeper makes stunning save for Senegal in win over Guinea-Bissau

- Édouard Mendy started between the sticks for Senegal as they won 2-0 against Guinea-Bissau

- Mendy staged another fine performance but this time for his home country as he kept a clean sheet

- But it was his injury time brilliant save to deny Marcelo Djalo that got everyone talking

- Goals from Sadio Mane and Opa Nguette earned the Lions of Teranga another important win in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier tie

Chelsea keeper Édouard Mendy extended his fine Premier League form to the international scene as he helped Senegal to a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau.

Édouard Mendy: Chelsea keeper makes stunning save for Senegal in win over Guinea-Bissau

Édouard Mendy has been in fine shape for Chelsea, keping six clean sheets so far. Photo: Twitter/@ChelseaFC.
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Goals from Liverpool star Sadio Mane and Opa Nguette sealed an important win for the Lions of Teranga in the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier on Wednesday evening, November 11.

Mendy earned a slot in the starting line up of the fixture thanks to his superb Premier League form that has seen him keep six clean sheets in eight appearances for the Blues.

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The 28-year-old has been a mainstay figure in Frank Lampard's team since his summer arrival from Rennes, ousting Kepa Arrizabalaga from the no.1 spot.

The shot-stopper has repaid Lampard's faith in him with impressive performances both in the domestic league and the Champions League.

And he did not stop there as he managed another clean sheet against Baciro Candé's men.

However, it was his stunning save in the dying minutes of the Group I fixture that got everyone talking as he denied Marcelo Djalo what could have been potentially a consolation for the visitors.

Djalo met a free-kick from the left side to plant a powerful header from six yards out, only to see his effort tipped over the bar by Mendy.

Meanwhile, the result left Senegal topping Group I with nine points, having won all their three matches.

The pool includes Congo and Estwatini who are yet to win a single match so far.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Olivier Giroud who is currently on the books of Premier League side Chelsea is reportedly plotting to leave the Stamford Bridge landlords in the January 2021 transfer window.

The former Arsenal striker is not having it rosy this season in the Premier League under Frank Lampard as he has only played 33 minutes for the Blues in the English topflight.

Timo Werner and Kai Havertz's arrival at Chelsea has affected Olivier Giroud getting active playing time this term in the Premier League.

Last season during the transfer window, the France international almost left Chelsea due to lack of games, but he later agreed to remain at the club.

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