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Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have been proven wrong about Chelsea star Edouard Mendy

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In total, the club spent more than £220million on seven new arrivals, including Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner. Their arrivals were a series of statements of intent shown by the Blues as they looked to bridge the gap on the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.

In truth, it was probably the arrivals of Havertz and Werner that got the juices of Chelsea’s supporters flowing most, with the pair having lit up the Bundesliga last season with their eye-catching performances and never-ending collection of goals.

Whilst the arrivals of Thiago Silva, Chilwell, Havertz, Ziyech and Werner were the headline additions, the arrivals of Edouard Mendy from Rennes and centre-back Malang Sarr, who helped Porto progress to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday evening, did not receive quite as much attention, purely because they were not particularly well-known to English football.

Whilst Sarr was immediately sent out on loan to bolster his experience, Mendy was soon installed as the club’s new first choice goalkeeper, following a series of errors from Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Mendy, a Senegalese international, soon made an immediate impact at Stamford Bridge, keeping seven clean sheets in his first ten games.

Immediately, despite his unfamiliarity with English football, the goalkeeper was making a name for himself at Stamford Bridge and proving to the supporters that the club had made the right decision to sign him, instead of launching a much bigger priced move for either Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid or Ajax’s Andre Onana.

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But after Chelsea climbed to the summit of the Premier League table in early-December, their form started to falter, as did Mendy’s. The goalkeeper went on a run of picking up just two clean sheets in nine matches, concluding in Lampard’s final Premier League game in charge when the Blues lost 2-0 to Leicester City.

But it was ahead of the Blues’ 3-0 win over West Ham United just prior to Christmas when Mendy came in for criticism from Sky Sports duo Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville. At that stage, Mendy had only gone three games without a clean sheet, meaning their criticism surrounding him was harsh, as, overall, he had made an excellent start to life in west London.

 

Asked if Mendy had solved the Blues’ goalkeeping troubles, Neville told Sky Sports: “We thought he had initially. Kepa was a massive problem, every shot that went on the goal looked like it was going in.

“The first six games he had five clean sheets, but in those six games he only had, I think, eight shots on his goal.

 

“What we’ve seen now in the last few games is mistakes starting to build, and he needs a mistake-free night.”

Carragher, too, also questioned his ability.

“I was [convinced he had solved the goalkeeping troubles] before these last three games,” said Carragher. “I must be honest, when you’ve brought him in, you’re thinking from Rennes, 28 years of age.

“It’s not late in his career, certainly as a goalkeeper, but you think could he have been spotted earlier in his career, how good is he really?

“He came in and made a massive difference, but I think any keeper coming in would’ve made a massive difference.

“I think what’s happened the last three weeks, it’ll be interesting to see how he deals with that himself really because with goalkeeping, it can spread throughout the team.

“I think he’s made a really good start, there’s no doubt he’s made a few mistakes of late, but all eyes will be on him now a lot more.”

Carragher was not wrong, all eyes are now on Mendy, but not in a negative light or for looking to pick out mistakes. All the focus is on him because he has played an integral role in Thomas Tuchel’s start to life in charge at Stamford Bridge.

 

Since Tuchel took over in January, the Blues have gone 11 games unbeaten, keeping clean sheets in nine of them. Of those nine clean sheets recorded, Mendy has claimed seven of them, with the latest coming in Monday night’s 2-0 home win over Everton.

 

The former Rennes shot-stopper’s latest clean-sheet has taken his tally for the season in all competitions to 18, with 13 of those coming in the Premier League. But to slightly caveat that, Mendy has had a well-drilled defence in front of him under Tuchel, giving him no shortage of protection. However, he has still had to play his part in barking out orders and keeping them in line.

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VIDEO: Bullets rent air as hoodlums attempt to overrun police station in Orlu

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Despite the build-up of security in states in the South East, hoodlums whom the federal government claim to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and its security outfit – the Eastern Security Network (ESN) – seem to be more endearing.

 

In this video monitored by, the hoodlums stormed a police station in Orlu, one of the biggest towns in South east Nigeria, engaging the officers on duty in a gun duel.

 

The gunmen, however, were subjected to the super gunpower of the security operatives after reinforcement was sent in from the.

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Breaking: What God told me about Sunday Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu – Primate Ayodele

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The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has revealed what God told him about the Yoruba Fighter Freedom, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho and the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

The cleric said that God revealed to him that Nigeria will break up, but not through Nnamdi Kanu or Sunday Igboho.

The cleric said some powerful forces like the spirit of Nigeria’s nationalist; Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa would lead to Nigeria’s peaceful break-up, Daily Post reports.

He warned that if Nigerians fail to appease Tafa-Balewa’s spirit and these other powerful forces, the country will break up peacefully.

Primate Ayodele, however, urged the government not to ignore the cries of IPOB and those agitating for the Oduduwa Republic because that would also lead to the country’s disintegration.

According to Ayodele: “The spirit of Igbo is no more in Nigeria, and since their spirit is no more in Nigeria, the country will break peacefully.

“Some people like Tafa Balewa were killed, the spirit of Tafawa Balewa is fighting, why will we not appease his spirit? Instead, we say Nigeria should be in unity; we can’t be in peace or unity again.

“Nigeria will just be facing one problem to another. There will always be problems and that is the fact.

“We need to realize that Nigeria needs many prayers to survive this situation and for sustainability. The moment we ignore God, then the country will collapse.

“It’s not this IPOB, Oduduwa, that will break Nigeria. There is a powerful force that will break the country if we don’t appease it.

“If we don’t do what is necessary, Nigeria will break. Many people don’t want it, but when you go to the divine realm, do you know what is going on there? Many people have died as a result of injustice in Nigeria, so what is going to happen is that Nigeria will break peacefully without fighting or making noise.

“IPOB are making points, the people of Oduduwa Republic are also making points, and if the government neglects these, it will happen suddenly.”

“Nnamdi Kanu is not the person who will actualize this, not that he will die, but the thing will happen in a surprising way.

“Everybody will keep quiet, but some forces will stand to be fighting it, saying no. Two things are involved: either Nigeria is restructured, which we know will not favour many people or break up. It’s either we go back to true federalism, or we break up; any of these issues is going to be better for the country, so said by God not by man.

“Another thing is that only God can stop Nigeria from breaking up; the pathfinders of this country are tired of our co-existence.

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📺VIDEO: How Pastor Adeboye’s Son Truly Died – Medical Officer

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A nurse based in the United Kingdom has alleged that undetected medical conditions must have led to the death of the son of Pastor E.A Adeboye of the RCCG family.

 

Recall that Pastor Dare Adeboye recently passed away in his sleep in Akwa Ibom where he was based with his family. He was 42 and had three kids.

 

The UK nurse and vlogger named Summer Aku alleged that his demise might have been caused by a disease of the heart. According to her, regular exercises and medical check-ups are needed for adults whose activities have remained limited due to age.

 

There are indications that Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) might have resulted in the demise of Pastor Dare. Sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) is a sudden unexpected death of adolescents and adults, mainly during sleep. One relatively common type is known as Brugada syndrome.

 

Meanwhile, these are just mere speculations are the family hasn’t provided many details about the death of their son. It is not clear that an autopsy will be conducted and made public.

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