Frank Lampard described Edouard Mendy’s performance on his Chelsea debut against Spurs as ‘very good’, the Senegal international made a couple of solid stops in the Blues’ Carabao Cup defeat.
Lampard singled out one of the stopper’s ‘particularly good saves’ in the post-match press conference, before adding that he was pleased with ‘every part’ of Mendy’s game.
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Mendy also denied Spurs debutant Sergio Reguilon with a fine stop in the 49th minute of the tie, after Chelsea were carved open by a well-worked move from Jose Mourinho’s side.
Chelsea supporters’ memories of Kepa Arrizabalaga’s error-prone displays could quickly fade away if Mendy can continue to perform like this, it will be interesting to see if Lampard will hand the former Rennes ace his first Premier League start in this weekend’s clash against Crystal Palace.
Mendy’s overall performance was very encouraging, the ace didn’t manage to get close to any of the penalties in the shootout, but looked comfortable all around.