Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is still suffering from an injury which forced him to withdraw from his international duties with Senegal, according to a journalist. Simon Phillips.
The £52,000-a-week star missed Graham Potter’s first game in charge last week and Phillips feels he doubts he will face Crystal Palace when the Blues return to action next weekend.
What’s the latest news about Mendy?
Mendy has always been present for Chelsea in the Premier League, playing the full 90 minutes in each of their six league matches.
But the shot-stopper suffered a knee injury at the end of the draw with West Ham earlier this month which forced him out of Champions League matches with Dinamo Zagreb and RB Salzburg .
Mendy was at least on the bench in the opener but was left out entirely for the 1-1 draw with the Austrian side at Stamford Bridge in the Blues’ last outing.
Phillips revealed Mendy had recovered somewhat which allowed him to report for international duty with Senegal but is now back at Cobham after a recent setback.
What did Phillips say about Mendy?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “Looking at the injury, at first it wasn’t serious, but it continues to make it worse. So he wasn’t fit enough to play for Senegal, so he’s back at Chelsea, and they’re taking it. But at the moment he is a doubt for the Crystal Palace game.
How has Mendy performed this season?
Since replacing Kepa Arrizabalaga in the squad around two years ago, Mendy has gone from strength to strength between the sticks, winning the Champions League, Super Cup and the ongoing Club World Cup. road.
But for the first time in his Chelsea career, Mendy is going through a tough time and has made some unusual mistakes in recent games.
Mendy’s bad moment came when he handed Leeds the opener in the 3-0 defeat at Elland Road last month when he was virtually tackled from yards out by Brenden Aaronson.
He also needed a hugely controversial VAR decision to save his blushes against West Ham earlier this month after he could only parry a stray ball late, allowing Maxwel Cornet to slam home, only to the goal was fortunately ruled out for an early foul by Jarrod Bowen on the Chelsea keeper.
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