Mendy reveals the key to his world-class performance

Mendy made a string of superb saves to preserve the narrow advantage given to us by Ben Chilwell in first-half stoppage time, and he was quite rightly named man of the match after arguably his best performance in a Blues shirt.

‘I am happy with how I performed,’ stated Mendy.

‘It’s down to hard work. I prepared during the week with my team-mates and coaches to help the team, and I was able to do that.

‘We knew we were coming up against a very difficult team. They have shown that since they got promoted to the Premier League, especially at home against Arsenal and Liverpool. That makes it a really good result.

‘It was very hard. There was so much intensity in the game, and a great atmosphere. We had to suffer and we suffered together. We passed the hurdle together. It’s a positive and now we need to build on this momentum in the Champions League.’