Chelsea shot stopper Edouard Mendy backed himself to defeat Antonio Rudiger in an arm-wrestling competition.

Edouard Mendy claims he would beat Antonio Rudiger in an arm-wrestling (Photo: Getty)

During a Q&A session on the 5th Stand app, Mendy was asked whether he could beat the German in a battle of the biceps.

It would take one brave man to contest Rudiger in any kind of one-on-one duel. His warrior genetics make him a real menace to opponents, both physically and intellectually.

He’ll happily go shoulder to shoulder with anyone, but also look straight into their eyes in preparation for a scuffle. Rudiger very much has the Diego Costa mentality about him; eat or be eaten.

Ruediger breaks away from Rony of Palmeiras during the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2021 Final match (Photo: Getty)

Yet, Mendy clearly felt confident enough to throw down the gauntlet to his fellow defence-minded Chelsea teammate.

“That’s an easy one and Toni would say the same – it’s me!”, said Edouard Mendy about the arm-wrestling challenge.

With Rudiger ticked off the list, who else could step up to Mendy’s invitation in Thomas Tuchel’s squad?

We reckon Romelu Lukaku would give the goalie a very good run for his money.

As would Reece James, whose strength is constantly being spoken about. Malang Sarr might be a dark horse to take down Mendy. Relatively small for a defender, Sarr can certainly hold his own against much bigger players.

Malang Sarr battles for possession with Luke Jephcott of Plymouth Argyle (Photo: Getty)

Kepa Arrizabalaga looks like he’s packing quite a few muscles under that tight goalkeeper jersey. He and Mendy would have to keep their gloves on, just for the entertainment value.

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Does anyone else really want to see Chelsea set up an in-house arm wrestling tournament!?

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