Between the Sticks #113

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between the sticks #113

Seventeen shots faced. Seven saves made. Another clean sheet. Another match-winning display.

Edouard Mendy’s MOM recognition in Chelsea’s all-hands-on-deck win at Brentford was fully justified. Time after time he thwarted the Bees’ second-half onslaught with incredible reactions to deny Sergi Canos, Pontus Jansson and Christian Norgaard.

Indeed, it was more than enough for teammate Antonio Rudiger and international colleague Sadio Mane to question just how the Senegalese stopper hasn’t been included in the shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or.

Elsewhere, David de Gea continues his good form amid Manchester United’s poor form (Kasper Schmeichel suggesting the Spaniard was also an MOM despite being on the losing side) while Zack Steffen stepped in for his Premier League start of the campaign with a shutout at home to Burnley.

In League Two, Mark Howard returned to action for the first time since last season following his move to Carlisle, and there’s a nod to Crawley’s Glenn Morris for racing up his 500th career appearance at the weekend.

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