The commencement of the new UEFA Champions League season has been filled with lots of goals and top performances from a number of players in various games. The competition which is considered to be one of the elite annual football tournaments is only open to top clubs from various reputable top-flight domestic football leagues across Europe.
With AC Milan staging up a good return to the Champions League game after 7 years of absence in the competition, the champions league opening games never failed to impress as Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain were held hostage by Young Boys and Club Brugge. More than the impressive performances of players, the goalkeepers never failed to do their part in the game and below are the best goalkeepers in the tournament's opening games.
Tottenham will square up against Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend with both sides seeking a win. Here is a combined XI of players from both teams ahead of the game. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy Edouard Mendy is in the form of his life. The Chelsea goalkeeper is yet to be beaten in open play so far this season and has the highest number of saves in the EPL at the moment.
The UEFA Champions League is considered to be one of Europe's biggest annual football tournaments and is contested by top-division clubs from different reputable European top-flight domestic football leagues. There were a lot of exciting match fixtures across all the Groups in match week one of the Champions League tournament and we will be ranking the top five best goalkeepers in Europe based on their UCL performance in this article.
Chelsea is going to lock horns with Tottenham on Sunday at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. The match is very important for both teams as they are keen on getting all 3 points to move up the Premier League table. Check out Chelsea and Tottenham's possible formation ahead of the encounter.
GK: Edouard Mendy. Chelsea's first choice goalkeeper Edouard Mendy make is our goalkeeper of the week after he kept another clean sheet for Chelsea in the Champions league. The Senegalese international is slowly becoming Mr Cleansheet after he keeping 36 clean sheets in his last 50 games for Chelsea, incredible.
Edouard Mendy has occupied the Position of Chelsea number one since he joined the team. The Senegalese goalkeeper was nominated as the best goalkeeper in the UEFA Champions League last season, making him the first Senegalese goalkeeper to won such an award. Whilst Ederson has been Pep Guardiola's first choice and has helped the team won several titles.
(Photo credit: Facebook Bleacher Report Football) Chelsea's Edouard Mendy should be put into consideration as the best goalkeeper of all time in the history of Africa, based on his current form, trophies won, personal awards, and performances in the Uefa Champions League.
The current Champions of Europe began their title defence with a hard fought victory over Zenith, Chelsea were favorites going into the game, a comfortable victory was expected but the blues struggled to get a goal, the lone goal of the game came in the 69th minute as Romelu Lukaku got his head to a Cesar Azpilcueta cross.
Chelsea star reacts to Jorginho's statement after receiving his European best player award from UEFA
Chelsea football club of England star Edouard Mendy has reacted to Jorginho Frello's statement, after receiving his European best player award from UEFA, in their 1-0 victory over Russia Premier League Champions Zenit Saint Petersburg football club. The former Napoli football club of Italy star was voted European best player by football lovers few weeks ago, following his outstanding performance for both club and country last season, and he has finally received his award.
Edouard Mendy's impressive performance could make him retain the best keeper for the 2nd time in a row
Senegalese and Chelsea number one choice of goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy has been outstanding for the Blues since his arrival at the Stamford Bridge from Stade de Rennes in the last year summer transfer under then manager, Frank Lampard. The 29 years old highly rated goalkeeper upon his arrival has really proved himself as one of the best shot stoppers in the round leather game both at the domestic top-flight and European competitions where he has made some indelible landmarks.
In the summer transfer window of 2020, Chelsea took advantage of the transfer ban that hindered them from making signings the previous year to make series of signings that signalled the club's intention to get back to winning trophies and dominating not just in England but in Europe as well.
Chelsea continues their impressive form in this season's UEFA Champions League after defeating Zenit by 1:0. Romelu Lukaku's brilliant goal in the second half of the game separated the two sides. Before the game, Chelsea players like Ngolo Kante, Jorginho and Edouard Mendy received their awards alongside Thomas Tuchel for last season outstanding performance in the UEFA Champions League.
Chelsea's Champions League title defence gets off to a winning start with a 1-0 victory over Zenit Saint Petersburg. They found it hard to break down the visitors for the majority of the game but Lukaku found a way through when he glanced Azpilicueta's cross in at the far post.
The UEFA Champions League returned to our screens this week. The likes of Chelsea and Liverpool were able to win their games during the week. However, it should be said that clubs like Man United and Barcelona missed the opportunity to register a win in the UEFA Champions League.
Chelsea started their 21/22 Uefa Champions League campaign on a good note as they salvaged a narrow 1-0 win over Zenit Petersburg at the Stamford Bridge yesterday. Belgian International, Romelu Lukaku was the match hero for the Blues as he steered a header into the back of the net in the 69th minute to secure all three points for his side at home.
The European football governing body popularly known as UEFA has reacted, after Senegal national team goalkeeper Edouard Mendy kept another clean sheet in Chelsea football club's 1-0 victory over Russia Premier League Champions Zenit Saint Petersburg football club, in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night. The former Stade de Rennes football club of France shot stopper was given another starting role by coach Thomas Tuchel, after impressing for the club in their previous matches, and he was able to continue his excellent performance at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
Thomas Tuchel, Jorginho, Edouard Mendy and N’Golo Kante were presented with awards by UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin before kick-off at our opening match of this season’s Champions League. The Chelsea quartet had all been announced as award winners during the draw for the Champions League group stage, which was held in Istanbul in late August, but were unable to attend to collect their trophies on the night due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku was once again the standout performer, as his goal was enough to see off an organized Zenit side at Stamford Bridge. However, despite the fact that the Belgian now has four goals to his name since joining from Inter Milan, Thomas Tuchel could still get more out of the no.9.
UEFA president Alexander was at Stamford Bridge yesterday to finally present awards which some Chelsea players and Thomas Tuchel won during the last award ceremony and also watch the game between Chelsea and Zenith Saint Petersburg. Recall that three Chelsea players won UEFA award last month, they are Edouard Mendy best goalkeeper of the year, N'Golo Kante best midfielder of the year and Jorginho Frello UEFA player of the year while Thomas Tuchel was awarded UEFA coach of the year.