Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher reveal their distrust for Edouard Mendy

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Chelsea fans have been impressed with the performance of new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy after an impressive start to life at Stamford Bridge.

The Senegal international has helped shore up things at the back for Chelsea, as the Blues defensive display has improved massively from last season.

Mendy kept another clean sheet in the 3-0 win over West Ham on Monday night, but Liverpool and Manchester United legends Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville shared their doubts about the Senegal international before the start of the game.

Gary Neville pointed to the mistakes made by Mendy in recent games as he hinted that there could be more difficulties ahead for the Senegal international.

Gary Neville said: “We thought he had initially solved their goalkeeping issue.

“Kepa had a massive problem – every shot that was going on goal looked like it was going in.

“And then first six games he had those five clean sheets but in those six games he only had eight shots on his goal and what we’ve seen in the last few games, is mistakes are starting to build. He needs a mistake-free night tonight.”

Carragher added: “When they brought him in, you’re thinking he’s come from Rennes, 28 years of age, it’s not late in his career but would he have been spotted before, how good is he really?

“He’s come in and made a massive difference but I think every keeper coming in would have made a massive difference I think you’re (Neville’s) right about Kepa.

“But what’s happened last few weeks, will be interesting to see how he deals with that. He’s made a really good start, made a few mistakes of late but all eyes will be on him a bit more.”

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