Lampard hails Edouard Mendy, Chelsea’s secret defence weapon

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Chelsea defence has become very strong since the signing of Edouard Mendy.

Chelsea have only conceded twice in the nine games that Mendy has been in goal for the club.

For just £22m, Mendy was signed to become Chelsea’s number one goalkeeper, in place of £72m Kepa Arrizabalaga who had been struggling for the club.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has hailed the smooth transition Mendy has had since joining the club, and the Blues boss admitted he was pleased with his new goalkeeper.

“I’ve been really pleased,” Lampard told Chelsea TV.

“It’s not easy and he’s made it look easy, which is the difficult thing.

“When you come from another league there are of course differences in the Premier League – the physical nature, the speed of the league – and I think it is unique in those terms.

“For a goalkeeper that has got such a spotlight on him and is having to face these differences and make relationships with the team around him, he has done it very seamlessly.

“He has settled off the pitch and is performing on the pitch, you can’t ask any more than that, and he is doing it with a smile on his face and with a really great attitude. So I’m really pleased, it’s a good start for him in a Chelsea shirt. Long may that continue.”

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