Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy as shortly established himself because the first-choice goalkeeper on the membership after sealing a £22 million transfer to Stamford Bridge from Ligue 1 facet Rennes. The Senegalese goalkeeper has usurped Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero between the sticks and appears set to change into a key participant for Chelsea within the coming years.

Mendy lavished reward on Chelsea technical director Petr Cech, whose shock inclusion within the Blues’ Premier League squad raised loads of eyebrows.

“It is an absolute pleasure to be with him every single day, to work with him and significantly in coaching. It permits me to see how he works and analyze how he trains as nicely. It is a bonus for me being right here. By way of him taking part in, I feel we have three very aggressive goalkeepers right here already and that ought to be sufficient for us this season.“

“Everybody who is aware of and follows soccer might see there was a novel scenario right here regards to goalkeepers however it wasn’t one thing that had any position in my determination to return to Chelsea. I used to be specializing in what the coach had advised me about coming right here.”

“He, together with the remainder of the membership, reassured me that this may be the most effective place for me to proceed growing and assist the group. That is what I am persevering with to deal with.”

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Kepa Arrizabalaga is no longer Chelsea
Kepa Arrizabalaga is now not Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper

Mendy additionally opened up on the distinction between the English recreation and what he skilled in France, with the Senegalese goalkeeper receiving plaudits for his ball-playing skills in his brief Chelsea profession to this point.

“The sport in England will not be the identical because the France championship so it is a chance to develop my recreation as nicely”

“However the coach may be very clear when it comes to what he calls for from us from our distribution. It’s as much as me to take every second in a recreation because it comes – whether or not I play it brief or lengthy.”

“It is about seeing the place the chance lies. There are clear directions in coaching and match conditions however in the end if the ball involves my toes it’s as much as me to make these calls.”

Chelsea have blown cold and warm in current weeks, however Mendy’s addition appears to be paying dividends already for the Blues.

The towering goalkeeper has already proven glimpses of his brilliance and appears set to play a pivotal position this season, as Frank Lampard and co put together to compete on all fronts.


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