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Chelsea: Tuchel's resourceful ace sets UCL record with 10 clean sheets in 9 months since UCL debut

A record has been set after the first rounds of the 2021-2022 Champions League campaign, and who better to set it than Edouard Mendy?

Mendy played his 13th Champions League game in a Chelsea shirt after Chelsea's first leg 1-0 win over Zenit St. Petersburg, and what better way to mark his 13th Champions League game than with his 10th clean sheet in the tournament? Eduordo Mendy is the only goalkeeper in the Champions League with 10 clean sheets in that time period (10 months).

Mendy was duly named FIFA's Champions League 2020-2021 goalkeeper of the season for his heroics in the Champions League last season. Chelsea fans should not be surprised if Mendy successfully leads them to defend their Champions League title and lift it again next year, but the question is whether he will be able to continue collecting Champions League cleansheets as the pressure from their Champions League opponents mounts. The only way to know is to wait and see. 

"Attack wins games, defense wins titles," Sir Alex Ferguson once said. Thus, with Mendy in command of Chelsea's defense, another cup or even the title is not out of the question.

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