Reacting to Man City’s 2-1 loss to Chelsea on Thursday evening, many Sky Blues were quick to batter one man for his performance as left-back Benjamin Mendy was at the centre of real criticism for his mishap with Ilkay Gundogan which led to the home side’s first goal.
Mendy, who lost the ball 11 times in total as per SofaScore, could only muster a 5.8 rating on the site due to his torrid afternoon at full-back up against Willian – but while his performance in general appeared sub par, one costly mistake was also a major talking point.
Was Mendy our worst performer of the night?
Seemingly dominating the ball and controlling the game’s tempo, City appeared to be in no real danger until Mendy and Gundogan’s miscommunication resulted in Pulisic getting a clear run on goal.
Tracking back to halt the attacker, instead of standing off, the Frenchman sloppily stuck a leg out – with Pulisic skating past him and burying a low shot into the bottom corner.
Here’s how supporters bashed the 25-year-old on social media.
Mendy, our club’s clown at his best. Get rid of him asap
— Paweł Nowak (@pablonmanc) June 25, 2020
— Johny jr (@Johnyjr11) June 25, 2020
— Dan Hill (@OffDanielHill) June 25, 2020
— 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧🦋 (@masxntj) June 25, 2020
GET MENDY OUT OF HERE
— Tekty 🌎☄️💕® (@Tekty2) June 25, 2020
Sell Mendy man. Idc man just get rid off him.
— Jerry (@jswaggjerry) June 25, 2020
Mendy is so bad 🤦🏻♂️
— Jose Alcala (@josebangz3) June 25, 2020
Is start to get the feeling that mendy will never be the same and he is a mediocre player
— Reider David (@ReiderDavid27) June 25, 2020