Edouard Mendy produces absolute howler for Chelsea, gets punished by Brenden Aaronson
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy produced an absolute howler of a mistake to gift Leeds the lead at Elland Road this afternoon.
Thiago Silva played the ball back to the Senegalese shotstopper but he was guilty of overplaying in the wrong area at the wrong time.
His touch was off and just as he attempted a Cruyff turn, Leeds' summer signing Brenden Aaronson was on it like a flash, dispossessing Mendy and tapping in the net for his first goal in the Premier League.
MENDY! 😲— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 21, 2022
The Chelsea goalkeeper has had a shocker and Brenden Aaronson pounces to give Leeds United the lead! 😮 pic.twitter.com/BhFGost0gT
Thomas Tuchel must have been fuming by the manner in which his side conceded and it got worse for the Blues, who found themselves 2-0 down shortly after when Rodrigo Moreno headed home from a Jack Harrison free-kick.
📸 - Leeds take the lead after a huge mistake from Mendy.. pic.twitter.com/IxJ8zoWaqq— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) August 21, 2022
Mendy kept hold of the ball too long like it was Conte’s hand.— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) August 21, 2022
When will Mendy learn?— Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) August 21, 2022
Mendy’s distribution might be the worst in the entire universe let alone the world— Dubois (@CFCDUBois) August 21, 2022
Mendy makes De Gea look like prime Pirlo on the ball— Dubois (@CFCDUBois) August 21, 2022
That's been coming from Mendy. I'm not surprised. Just doesn't look comfortable with the ball nowadays.— Vince™ (@Blue_Footy) August 21, 2022
Mendy turns away complaining before it's even gone in 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/jW4AtjA8Ml— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) August 21, 2022
If I was Édouard Mendy I would simply stop trying to be Ederson.— Amos Murphy (@AmosMurphy_) August 21, 2022
De gea watching Mendy give the ball away pic.twitter.com/HsNC1OxlMB— 🌊 (@Vintage_Cfc) August 21, 2022
Mendy has made this type of error before, notably making a monumental gaffe in the Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge last season.
Karim Benzema capitalised and scored the most simple of his three goals on the night. Tuchel backed his goalkeeper at the time, saying: "In any match it is bad timing to do a mistake like this but in a quarter-final, an occasion like this against Real Madrid is one of the worst moments you can do it.
"It is so obvious. I hope it does not affect his self-confidence too much. This is what goalkeeping is also about, to accept mistakes and live with his mistakes and go back and help your team with performance, focus, re-focus, stay calm, stay confident.
"This is normally what goalkeepers, what Edou is made of. Now he can prove he is a true champion.”
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