Thibaut Courtois and Edouard Mendy goes in head to head as the best goalkeepers in European and international football at the moment. Courtois and Mendy will face each other as Chelsea host Real Madrid at the Stamford Bridge in the Champions League quarter final first leg tonight.
These goalkeepers have proven themselves to be two of the very best in the world at the present time, and they will continue to do so.
Thibaut Courtois has been outstanding for Real Madrid this season. His impact on the game has been one of the primary reasons why they are currently sitting atop the La Liga standings and are on the verge of being crowned Spanish Champions.
Edouard Mendy has had an incredible time during his time at Chelsea. From being largely unknown outside of the footballing world, the Senegalese has proven himself to be deserving of all the attention and accolades that he has been receiving recently.
Mendy vs Courtois is a matchup between two goalkeepers.
Chelsea will host Real Madrid in the first leg of the Uefa Champions League quarterfinal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, and we will have the opportunity to see who is the better goalkeeper between the two of these goalkeepers.
But first and foremost, when it comes to determining who has been the better goalkeeper this season, I believe the answer is fairly straightforward.
Edouard Mendy was unquestionably the best goalkeeper in the world during the previous season. No one could compete with him. Thibaut Courtois and Gianluigi Donnarumma were the only players to win the Lev Yashin Award in 2021 ahead of him.
Thibaut Courtois, on the other hand, has performed significantly better than Mendy this season. Real Madrid’s ability to win the league and remain in the Champions League is due solely to his efforts and leadership.
I’m not saying that Mendy hasn’t played a key role for Chelsea this season as well, but what made Mendy better than every single goalkeeper in the world last season is also what makes Courtois better than him right now in terms of performance.