Edouard Mendy becomes first Chelsea keeper since Cech in 2004 to start with three straight Premier League clean sheets

CHELSEA fans are joking they should only sign keepers from Rennes after Edouard Mendy became their first stopper since Petr Cech in 2004 to launch his Premier League career with three clean sheets.

Mendy was hailed as "exceptional" and better than Liverpool's £65million Brazilian Alisson Becker but had little to do in Saturday's 3-0  victory at bottom side Burnley.

But Chelsea supporters already suggesting the £22m deadline buy can become a Stamford bridge legend like Cech.

One fan tweeted: "After Mendy retires we want whichever keeper Rennes has at that time."

Another argued: "What a player mendy! Hoping Thiago can go the whole season cos it seems a continuous back pain jumping."

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And more direct compliments for the Senegal star included:  "Mendy > Alisson."

But some supporters on social media urged caution in making such dramatic assessments so quickly over Mendy, 28.

One such post read:  "Lmao good record but he wasn't tested today."

Hakim Ziyech neatly fired his first Prem goal on 29 minutes as Chelsea eased up to fourth place at Turf Moor.

Kurt Zouma nodded the second before Timo Werner soon sidefooted the Blue' third goal on 70 minutes.

And watching bargain buy Mendy from the Chelsea bench was Kepa Arrizabalaga – still the world's costliest keeper, two years after his £71m arrival from Athletic Bilbao.

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