The Scout is tipping five players to produce big points in Gameweek 2 of Fantasy Premier League.
The opening weekend of 2018/19 FPL was notable for the big points scored by defenders.
To put that into context, no forwards and only six midfielders managed 10 points or more in Gameweek 1.
Mendy should be backed again this weekend.
The statistics suggest more defensive and attacking points are on the way.
He bolstered his clean sheet in GW1 with the assists for both goals at Emirates Stadium. That all-round ability earned him the maximum three bonus points.
His four crosses were second only to the seven provided by Riyad Mahrez (£9.0m) among Man City players.
No team-mate bettered his two chances created and only two of the side's big-hitters had more than Mendy's two shots.
A look at last season's numbers boosts Mendy's credentials.
At home, City's total of 103 shots conceded was fewer than any other side.
The Terriers, meanwhile, were the second-worst team for away shots. They had only 154, scoring 12 goals.
More than 173,000 managers have brought in Mendy ahead of Saturday's 11:30 BST deadline.
It makes him the third-most popular transfer target of Gameweek 2.
He has already climbed £0.1m in price, one of only seven players to do so.
That has also pushed his ownership levels beyond 13 per cent.
He looks to have both the form and the GW2 fixture to build on his superb opening display.