Chelsea got unfortunate news when Edouard Mendy was unable to return to the club after the injury while on service with the national team.
Chelsea has just suffered a big shock when a new £22 m signature forced Edouard Mendy to return to the core of Cobham while on an international duty with Senegal due to his injury. After signing from Rennes, Mendy played for Chelsea.
Mendy was taken to Chelsea to play with Kepa Arrizabalaga and promptly took his place in the Premier League representative squad over the weekend. The 27-year-old started the match against Crystal Palace and held a clean sheet in a 4-0 victory for the Blues.
He is supposed to hold his position in the future because of the mistrust of Kepa Arrizabalaga. However, before Mendy could play for Senegal this week, it was reported that he had to return to Chelsea after the injury.
Mendy sustained a thigh injury and was treated by medical professionals at Rabat, who determined that he could not play during his new national attention. That means he’s going to miss the game against Morocco tonight, as well as the one against Mauritania next Tuesday.
Now he faces the race against time to get back to play his first game since Chelsea’s international break, which will reach Southampton next Saturday. In a tweet, the Senegal Football Confederation announced that Mendy was going to undergo more testing on his return to Chelsea.
If the condition is not positive, Chelsea will be pressured to use Kepa Arrizabalaga as a guard. Willy Caballero, who has not been named to the Argentine squad this time around, is another choice for Frank Lampard because Lampard has just had a conflict within Chelsea.