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Chelsea goalkeeper Mendy: Kepa and Bettinelli pushing me

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is proud of his achievements with the Blues.

He won the Champions League in May and this week was handed the trophy for UEFA Men's Goalkeeper of the Year for 2020/21. He has kept clean sheets in 58 per cent of his 50 games so far in a Blues shirt.

"When you play for this kind of club, you will find big competition [for places], a big fight for playing," he said.

"You can see it at Manchester City and at Liverpool - two good goalkeepers who are ready to play. So you have to be the best for yourself but for the team also because when the coach puts you on the pitch, you have to show why he called you.

"Every time you have to show it, and you have to push each other at training. It's competition and Kepa, me or Marcus [Bettinelli], we want to be the best for the team."

Mendy also told chelseafc.com: "The fans are incredible and they help me a lot. When I watched the games when I played in France, every time I said to myself – 'Wow! The atmosphere in England, especially in Chelsea, is incredible'.

"So now I'm lucky because I play with this atmosphere, and this year for the Premier League, for the Champions League and the cups, we need it."


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