The English Premier League ended on Sunday 23 May. For Sportnewsafrica, Senegal's Edouard Mendy, Algeria's Ryad Mahrez, and Egypt's Mohamed Salah were the most successful Africans of the season. Although Mali's Yves Bissouma and Nigeria's Wilfried Ndidi also performed well, not leaving out Kelechi Iheanacho who alongside Ndidi won the FA Cup.
He is one of the best goalkeepers in Europe this season. Edouard Mendy has had a dream season since his arrival in England. Whether it's with Franck Lampard or Thomas Tuchel, the numbers speak for themselves. The Senegalese international has conceded only 21 goals in 31 games. With his 16 clean sheets, he was for a long time in the running for the Golden Glove (best goalkeeper award), which Ederson of Manchester City (18 clean sheets) finally won. Mendy has made the London club forget their defensive worries by being decisive in the league and even in the Champions League.
The former Reims player has definitely overtaken the most expensive goalkeeper in history, Kepa, in the hierarchy of Chelsea's keepers. He has lived up to the expectations of coaches, fans and managers alike for the €25 million price tag he paid to Stade Rennais. At 29, Edouard Mendy has given a new lease of life to his career, by inviting himself to the big league in one of the best leagues in the world.
Ryad Mahrez's start to the season was mixed with little game time and technical waste. In addition, the emergence of Phil Foden has not made his task any easier in Manchester City's squad. Even if it remains difficult to make an indisputable place for himself in the eyes of Pep, the Algerian international has finally found an important role in the English champion's group. In total, the blue Manchester club was able to count on the form of its winger to win their third league title, but above all to reach the Champions League final for the first time in its history.
The former Leicester player has gone from strength to strength by being directly involved in 9 goals in his last 10 starts in all competitions. In the league, he has nine goals and five assists.
Liverpool have had a difficult season, only qualifying for the Champions League on the last day of the season. Many Reds players have not been at their best this season, like Sadio Mané. Mo Salah finished as the Premier League's second top scorer (22 goals) behind Spurs' Harry Kane (23). The Egyptian has had a fourth great season with Liverpool. The Egyptian is enjoying his fourth season with Liverpool and has done better in terms of statistics than he did in the year of the title in 2020.