Chelsea star redraws from international duty with country due to injury.
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has returned to England
early from international duty due to a recurring knee injury.
Mendy picked up the injury during the closing stages of the
Blues’ 2-1 win over West Ham and has not played since.
The injury was not thought to be too serious however,
especially after the 30-year-old was called up to the Senegal
squad for their upcoming friendlies against Bolivia and Iran.
However, just days into the international break, Mendy has
returned to Chelsea to receive further treatment on his knee,
but it is not known how long the keeper will be out for.
It is said that Mendy may even be fit enough for Chelsea’s
next game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on 1st
October, in what will be Graham Potter’s first Premier League
match as Blues boss.
If he misses out, Kepa Arrizabalaga will be in-between the
sticks again having deputised for Mendy in Chelsea’s last two
clashes against Dinamo Zagreb and Red Bull Salzburg in the
Mendy has been a near ever-present for the west London side
since his move from Rennes in 2020, winning the Champions
League and Club World Cup, and reaching the finals of the FA
Cup and League Cup.
In that time, he has also won the Africa Cup of Nations and
was named FIFA’s Best Goalkeeper.
However, he has endured a very tough start to this season
keeping just one clean sheet and conceding nine goals in six
games, while making some high-profile errors in the clashes
against Leeds and West Ham.
Chelsea will be hoping that he can rediscover his best form
after he recovers from his injury, as will Senegal with the
World Cup in Qatar less than two months away.