Edouard Mendy headache caused for Chelsea’s Frank Lampard during break

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Premier League could be without Edouard Mendy for a month of the 2021/22 Premier League season.

The former Rennes stopper signed on a five-year deal in the summer and has kept six clean sheets in his eight fixtures while conceding only two goals in all competitions.

The 28-year-old was handpicked by Petr Cech to replace the out-of-form Kepa Arrizabalaga, but his good form could actually come back to bite the Blues next season.

Mendy proved to be the key player for Senegal during the break as they secured qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations in 2022, which is set to take place between January and February.

The months in which the competition has been played has always been an annoyance to Premier League managers, and it seems as though Chelsea will have to deal with it themselves in the 2021/22 season.

"He is very low maintenance," said Lampard of his goalkeeper earlier this month.

"He works hard, wants to work more and is eager to engage with his team-mates and with myself."

Before adding: "When we were in to sign him, all the feedback was that he had a strong personality in the dressing room. Everything I heard, all those positives, have come true.

"He always has a smile on his face and has played well. It's a real positive when you have a player who comes in and hits the ground running on the pitch but also is a positive in the dressing room.

"What he has shown so far has been very complete – those clean sheets have shown big parts of his game.

"He has made saves in moments in games that have certainly helped us and if the goals had gone in, the games could have the other way against us.

"Against Manchester United, the first-half save against Rashford with his feet was a really top-class save.

"He has given off a sense of calm in his distribution and coming for crosses and things you just want from your goalkeeper."

  • Chelsea FC
  • Premier League
  • Frank Lampard

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