Rio Ferdinand has named the three best goalkeepers in the world while hailing Chelsea star and Africa Cup of Nations winner Edouard Mendy.
Mendy displaced Kepa Arrizabalaga as Chelsea’s first-choice shot-stopper last season and helped the Blues win the Champions League.
The 29-year-old won the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal this week saving a penalty in their shootout victory over Egypt.
And Ferdinand said the African champion has been ‘impeccable’ over the past 12 months.
He named Mendy along with Manchester City’s Ederson and Manchester United’s David de Gea as the three best in the world.
Speaking on the FIVE YouTube channel, Ferdinand said: “If I was picking a goalkeeper right now in the world, I think my top three keepers would be – and maybe people say you’re biased because of the Premier League – but it would be Mendy, Ederson, and on form right now De Gea.
“Mendy stands out for me, especially in this last year, he’s been impeccable.”