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Chelsea star pulls out of worldwide obligation with knee damage

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Edouard Mendy is struggling for type and health (Photograph: Getty)

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has returned to England early from worldwide obligation resulting from a recurring knee damage.

Mendy picked up the damage through the closing levels of the Blues’ 2-1 win over West Ham and has not performed since.

The damage was not regarded as too severe nonetheless, particularly after the 30-year-old was known as as much as the Senegal squad for his or her upcoming friendlies towards Bolivia and Iran.

Nonetheless, simply days into the worldwide break, Mendy has returned to Chelsea to obtain additional therapy on his knee, however it isn’t recognized how lengthy the keeper will likely be out for.

It’s stated that Mendy might even be match sufficient for Chelsea’s subsequent sport towards Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on 1st October, in what will likely be Graham Potter’s first Premier League match as Blues boss.

If he misses out, Kepa Arrizabalaga will likely be in-between the sticks once more having deputised for Mendy in Chelsea’s final two clashes towards Dinamo Zagreb and Crimson Bull Salzburg within the Champions League.

Kepa Arrizabalaga has deputised in Mendy’s absence (Photograph: Getty)

Mendy has been a close to ever-present for the west London facet since his transfer from Rennes in 2020, profitable the Champions League and Membership World Cup, and reaching the finals of the FA Cup and League Cup.

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In that point, he has additionally gained the Africa Cup of Nations and was named FIFA’s Greatest Goalkeeper.

Nonetheless, he has endured a really powerful begin to this season protecting only one clear sheet and conceding 9 objectives in six video games, whereas making some high-profile errors within the clashes towards Leeds and West Ham.

Chelsea will likely be hoping that he can rediscover his finest type after he recovers from his damage, as will Senegal with the World Cup in Qatar lower than two months away.


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