Thomas Tuchel’s decision to drop Cup goalkeeper Kepa in favour of Edouard Mendy has already proven to be a wise move.
The Blues boss, who relegated Kepa back to his bench for Sunday’s EFL Cup final against Liverpool, has just watched on as regular number one Mendy pulled off a truly incredible double-save to deny Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at the 30-minute mark.
EDOUARD MENDY IS NOT HUMAN 🤯— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 27, 2022
One of the best double saves you'll ever see. pic.twitter.com/ha6No0lxje
AMAZING DOUBLE SAVE!!— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) February 27, 2022
Take a bow Mendy 👏 pic.twitter.com/X9FIIj8gtN
Following a long-range strike from stand-in midfielder Naby Keita, Mendy then found himself faced with a blistering effort from striker Sadio Mane.