‘Can always hear his voice’: Ruben Loftus-Cheek says £22m Chelsea teammate is incredibly vocal on the pitch
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has shared that Chelsea teammate Edouard Mendy is always incredibly vocal on the pitch.
26-year-old Blues midfielder Loftus-Cheek, who’s started the season in great form, has given a glowing verdict on the club’s No.1 goalkeeper.
Mendy, 30, is still the first-choice goalkeeper under Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.
The £22million shot-stopper has had a mixed beginning to the new campaign, but impressed with his contribution during the weekend’s 2-1 Premier League victory at home to Leicester City.
He made a costly error on the ball in the recent Leeds defeat, so it was great to see him bounce back on Saturday.
Chelsea FC v Leicester City – Premier League
Edouard Mendy is incredibly vocal
It’s great to hear that Chelsea’s keeper can be heard on the pitch by all teammates, something that you need in-between the sticks.
“He (Mendy) was fantastic [against Leicester]. One mistake doesn’t get him down, he’s ready to go again. That’s what a top player does,” Loftus-Cheek said.
“Ed is a fantastic leader on the pitch and you can always hear his voice behind you, which is great, and obviously his goalkeeping ability is fantastic. He’s a massive plus for the team.”
Chelsea Training Session and Kalidou Koulibaly Press Conference
There’s a few murmurs in the Chelsea fanbase about Mendy’s position in the line-up because he’s got the odd mistake in him, especially when it comes to playing out from the back.
However, it’s fair to think he’s still got plenty of credit left in the bank under Tuchel...TAP.TO.READ MORE.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is the back-up Chelsea goalkeeper that many want to see given another chance, but Mendy’s the man in possession of the gloves for now.