Frank Lampard has as soon as once more been handed a dilemma with reference to goalkeepers with Chelsea’s newest arrival Edouard Mendy struggling an harm on worldwide obligation with Senegal.
The Blues introduced in Mendy from Rennes final month in a £20million deal and he impressed in his opening matches towards Tottenham and Crystal Palace.
Nonetheless, the 28-year-old is going through a while on the sidelines after the Senegalese Soccer Federation confirmed he had suffered an harm to his proper thigh throughout a coaching session on Wednesday.
It’s understood the previous Rennes man will miss Senegal’s fixtures towards Morocco and Mauritania.
If Mendy’s harm is extra critical than anticipated, Lampard will as soon as once more have to decide on between Kepa Arizzabalaga and Willy Caballero in aim – a call that’s changing into all too acquainted for the Blues boss.
Kepa grew to become the world’s costliest goalkeeper when he was signed from Athletic Bilbao for £71.5m in 2018.
The 26-year-old’s type has been inconsistent at greatest and he has did not persuade Lampard he will be the no.1 at Stamford Bridge.
Nonetheless, the Spain worldwide vowed to combat his approach again into the Chelsea’s beginning XI earlier this week.
“I really feel good, robust, and assured,” Kepa mentioned at a Spain press convention, quoted on the nationwide workforce’s Twitter account.
“Maybe it isn’t a dream scenario, however throughout the soccer profession generally you need to stay moments like this.
“I’m assured I can flip it round and do my greatest once I play.
“All of us need to play. However I don’t take into consideration something past the day-to-day life and specializing in the nationwide workforce’s matches.
“Now we have three matches and my focus is on them.
“Within the lifetime of a footballer there are ups and downs, however ultimately what’s in my fingers is to work.”