There will always be big expectations for players when they sign for the biggest teams, but you could argue that nobody will ever have a better chance to win over a fanbase than Edouard Mendy at Chelsea.
You really have to feel sorry for Kepa and he’s been hung out to dry at times, but it did reach the point where you expected any shot on target to hit the back of the net.
Even if Mendy manages to be semi-competent then he’s going to win over the fans so it must be a dream situation for him, and he’s started well against Spurs tonight:
Édouard Mendy makes his first real save as a Chelsea keeper.
I could get used to this. pic.twitter.com/9uFxj2iIOV
— Buzi Brown (@buzibrownie) September 29, 2020
Pictures from beIN Sports
Fans of every other team will recognise this as a fairly regulation piece of goalkeeping but it’s still a vast improvement on what’s gone before him, so hopefully he does do well.
It certainly looks like he’s managed to win over plenty of Chelsea fans so far:
— Chris Lovelock (@ChrisJLovelock) September 29, 2020
It's just 1 game and all but this Mendy guy seems more confident with the ball than Kepa. And his passing is good too.
— … (@Sxmto_) September 29, 2020
Mendy has already done more than Kepa in just one game. Tears in my eyes.
— Clinomaniac. (@Emarged) September 29, 2020
Mendy making some great saves ? Kepa could never smh. Feels good to finally have a keeper that isn’t scared of the ball!
— S (@TheSmileyOne_) September 29, 2020
Mendy ?? Kepa ??
— Sean Knapp (@knapp_sean) September 29, 2020
Mendy already is better than Kepa!
— Gutterdandy (@Gutterdandy1) September 29, 2020