The 28-year-old shot-stopper became the first African goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet for a Premier League team in 10 years in all competitions after Chelsea won 4-0 against Crystal Palace in an exciting game at the Stamford bridge.
Ghana’s Richard Kingson was key to Blackpool’s 2-0 victory in December 2010 against Sunderland the last time African keeper kept a post for any premier league side in all competitions.
Following his release by Wigan Athletic, he signed for Premier League newcomers Blackpool in September 2010 and On 26 May 2011, Kingson was released, along with several other Blackpool players.
On 24 September 2020, Chelsea announced they had signed Mendy on a five-year contract for a fee reported to be £22 million. Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard revealed that former Chelsea goalkeeper and current Technical Advisor, Petr Cech (who coincidentally also joined Chelsea from Rennes), played a prominent role in the decision to sign Mendy.