Chelsea vs Lille: I wasn’t surprised by what you did – Mendy to Kepa

Chelsea vs Lille: I wasn’t surprised by what you did – Mendy to Kepa

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Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy has demanded that he was not astonished by what teammate, Kepa Arrizabalaga did while he was away at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, with the Senegal national group in Cameroon from January to early February.

Mendy is as yet viewed as a first-choice goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge, yet while he was at AFCON, Kepa assumed responsibility between the sticks for Chelsea.

The Spaniard shot-plug intrigued everybody, and there were a couple of calls for him to stay in objective.

However, Mendy took the gloves back when he got back from international obligation with Senegal following their AFCON triumph.

Speaking during his pre-match public interview on Monday ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg attach with Lille on Tuesday night, Mendy asserted that his relationship with Kepa is great despite the fact that they are battling for the main pullover at Chelsea.

Mendy said, “My relationship with Kepa is good since I came here. We have a good relationship on and off the pitch.

“He did really well when I was at AFCON, but it didn’t surprise me because I saw him every day at training. I was super happy for him because he deserves it.

“When you play for Chelsea, you’ve competition in every position, so you have to give your best and play at your highest level to be in the team at the weekend.”e group at the end of the week.”

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