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After conceding 54 goals in the Premier League last season, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard knew he had to do something about it if he must be successful in his second year at the club.
Lampard went on to sign a new goalkeeper, following Kepa Arrizabalaga’s numerous errors, and since the signing of the 28-year-old Senegal international from Rennes, Chelsea’s defence has looked very solid.
Mendy has conceded just three goals in all appearances for the Blues and was in fine form against Tottenham yet again.
Former Chelsea player-manager Glenn Hoddle has hailed the impact of the new goalkeeper after his fine outing against Spurs.
“He [Lampard] went and bought the goalkeeper, [Edouard] Mendy, and that has tightened that up,” Hoddle told Premier League Productions.
“I think Thiago Silva is a great acquisition for them on a free transfer, his experience.
“With [N’Golo] Kante playing as that central midfield holding player, I think that is what has really tightened it up. Tactically, he has got that spot on and he has got the balance right.”