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Eduard Mendy

country: Senegal
rating: 43
Rating in 2018: N/A
Position: Goalkeeper
age: 30

In 2020, Chelsea paid Ligue 1 side Rennes £22m for Edouard Mendy. Two years and one Champions League trophy later, Mendy has become Chelsea’s No.1 goalkeeper, ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga, who the club paid £71m for in 2018, and estimated at 32 million euros.

“Mendy is a goalkeeper who has come to prominence over the last couple of years and is considered one of the best in the world because of his size and shot-stopping ability, but he is also a goalkeeper who is very comfortable on crosses.”

Others than Sadio Manewho will take care of things on the other side of the ball, Mendy is arguably Senegal’s most important player.

#43: Edouard Mendy

Edouard Mendy of Senegal is known for his size, shooting and passing.

One of North America’s leading soccer journalists, Doug McIntyre has covered the United States men’s and women’s national teams at numerous FIFA World Cups. Before joining FOX Sports in 2021, he was a staff writer for ESPN and Yahoo Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Written by Doug McIntyre.

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