The 29-year-old goalkeeper has been in stellar form for Chelsea since joining the club last year and has been the undisputed number one at Stamford Bridge.


He has kept 29 clean sheets in 53 appearances for the club and played a key role in helping Chelsea win the Champions League last season.



The Senegalese has again been in top form this season, but is rarely mentioned in conversations involving the best goalkeepers in the Premier League.


But Green stressed that does not mean that he has not been brilliant for Chelsea since joining the club despite some weakness, which he initially felt would make him struggle.



He conceded that there are some weaknesses in his game that he needs to iron out but feels it is great credit to him that he has managed to conceal those problems with his performances.


Green believes escaping headlines is only a good thing for a goalkeeper such as Chelsea who plays for a club like Chelsea.



“I think he has been brilliant”, the former Blue told The Athletic.


“At the start, if you wrote what you want your keeper’s technique to be, some things were not ideal.


“But the Premier League hasn’t found him out for that.


“He has been able to perform at a higher level than the French league and still look assured, fairly comfortable in games.


“Sometimes he makes rash decisions, judgment of through-balls and things like that.


“But they are isolated incidents, not a recurring theme.


“The fact no one really writes about him is actually the biggest compliment you can make.


“Isn’t that what you want from a keeper? He’s the kind of player people won’t fully appreciate until he’s gone.


“He makes a lot of good saves and I think it gets taken for granted a little bit outside of Chelsea.


“He is up there as one of the best keepers.”


Mendy was scouted intensively and received a personal endorsement from Petr Cech before Chelsea signed him last year.