The overwhelming majority of Chelsea followers breathed a collective sigh of reduction this week as they lastly accomplished the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes.
The Frenchman arrives for a charge of £20million and is anticipated to usurp the error-prone Kepa Arrizabalaga as Chelsea’s first selection keeper.
Nonetheless, Blues followers must wait to see their new signing with Frank Lampard confirming that Mendy received’t function of their conflict at West Brom on Saturday, a match you’ll be able to take heed to LIVE on talkSPORT, kick-off 5:30pm.
Lampard revealed that Mendy wouldn’t play as a result of he’s had an extended week finalising his transfer to Stamford Bridge and hasn’t had the time to slot in any coaching.
The Chelsea boss additionally admitted that he’ll have to talk to Kepa in addition to veteran glovesman Willy Caballero within the wake of their newest signing.
“I haven’t spoken to him [Kepa], however I’ll have a dialog with him and Caballero in 24 hours or so,” the Chelsea coach stated.
“And it’s essential as goalkeepers, as a result of they’ve their very own small union within the coaching floor due to the character of the way in which they work collectively.
“So I’m hoping there might be a constructive temper between the goalkeepers, and I’m positive there might be.
It means Kepa is anticipated to get one ultimate probability to show his value to Chelsea, or to a membership that is perhaps all for signing him earlier than October 5, however who else ought to play on the Hawthorns?
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As for the remainder of the group, Lampard confirmed Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech are coaching however the forwards is not going to be risked for this match.
New signings Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell made their debuts within the Carabao Cup win over Barnsley this week and are each in rivalry to start out towards the Baggies.
Andreas Christensen is suspended following his purple card within the defeat to Liverpool final weekend.
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