Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has lent his voice to the club’s number one goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy’s poor form in recent times, saying things not going his way for now.
Chelsea put up an unimpressive performance against West Ham on Saturday but escaped with a win after Cornet’s equalizer was chalked off in the dying minute of the match.
Mendy’s tame punch led to Michail Antonio’s first goal for the Hammers. The Senegalese was offered a huge reprieve late on in the game as Maxwell Cornet’s equalizer was controversially disallowed as VAR cited a foul by Jarrod Bowen.
Mendy helped Chelsea win the Champions League in 2021 and followed that up with the Africa Cup of Nations with his country, but his performances have dipped since then.
However, Tuchel has promised to help the goalkeeper regain confidence as the league progresses.
“I think at the moment he [Mendy] is a bit unlucky in what he is doing,” Tuchel told reporters after the game.
“In training, he is fantastic, and he is, in general, a very calm and self-reflective guy who is aware that he lacks a little bit of luck at the moment
“Things do not go in his favour. If he has, maybe a situation where his action isn’t 100% clear, he gets punished for it massively.
“He is just in this moment, and it feels like it’s not so much his fault. I have the feeling because he tries everything, he is very calm and focused. We will keep on supporting him.”