Edouard Mendy absent from training this morning

Blues goalkeeper Edouard Mendy did not take part in training on Tuesday, September 13. Knee discomfort could be the reason for his absence.

Graham Potter is the new coach of Chelsea since the ousting of the German technician Thomas Tuchel. This morning, he led a training session in which the Senegalese Edouard Mendy did not take part. And although his club has not yet communicated on this absence, it could be a knee problem. Last week during the 1st day of C1 against Zagreb, Mendy was absent and his former coach Thomas Tuchel had mentioned that he (Medny) ”problems with the patellar tendon in the knee”. It was at the pre-match press conference. He will probably be replaced by Kepa in goal for the reception of Salzburg tomorrow Wednesday as part of the second day of the group stage of the Champions League. Besides Mendy, the Frenchman Ngolo Kanté was also absent.

Mendy or Kepa?

Several sources say Graham Potter should reconsider the hierarchy of goalkeepers at Chelsea. Also, the English would have a penchant for Kepa because of his superior ball game to that of Mendy. Looking for a flamboyant game based on keeping balls and building from the defense, Potter could make the Spaniard his main goalkeeper thus relegating Mendy to the bench. The situation of the African champion at Chelsea does not seem to be improving, he who recently refused an offer to extend his contract. According to the English press, he would claim a salary higher than that of Kepa, better paid than him.

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