‘He’s low maintenance, he works hard, he’s eager to get involved’: Frank Lampard gave a lot of praise to Edouard Mendy for ‘at ease’ and insisted there was ‘much more’ from No. 1 new to Chelsea before he returns to Rennes in the Champions League
- Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy will face his former side Rennes on Wednesday
- The Senegalese star made a brilliant start in his career at Stamford Bridge
- He has five clean sheets in his first six and has improved their defense
- Lampard praised him as ‘low maintenance’ and a personality in the dressing room
- He praised his work ethic and said that he ̵6;brought a calm feeling’ to the four behind him.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard praised goalkeeper Edouard Mendy’s impact on and off the pitch before his return to former team Rennes, saying he ‘brings a sense of calm’ to their defense .
Mendy has had a great impact since arriving at Stamford Bridge for £ 22m this summer, keeping five clean sheets in his first six and helping solidifying things behind some of the room performances. dwells chaos.
The Blues are in the midst of a goalkeeping crisis with £ 72m Kepa Arrizabalaga has made a number of costly mistakes this season while former Wily Cabellero is also not seen as a reliable option, forcing Lampard to buy Mendy.
Frank Lampard praised the quick impact Edouard Mendy has produced since his arrival at Chelsea
The Blues boss praised his work ethic and unique personality in the dressing room
The Senegal international caught the attention with a number of clever interruptions and commanding in the goal that gave Chelsea the lead.
Lampard is still complimenting on his quick impact but said one of the main reasons for signing him was his personality in the dressing room and his desire to connect with teammates.
“When you come and perform like he was – he started off very well with us,” he said ahead of their clash with the Ligue 1 side on Wednesday.
‘He showed his qualities that we brought him here. It gives those around him trust and he should give credit along with others.
He believes Mendy ‘brings a sense of calm’ to the defense after five clean sheets in six
‘When we tried to sign him, [Petr] Cech has been involved a lot. All the feedback I get is his great personality in the dressing room. Everything I heard, positive things happened.
‘He’s low maintenance, he works hard, he’s eager to get involved with his teammates and myself. He played well and it’s really positive when a player touches the ground running on the pitch and in the dressing room. ”
He has only conceded once in his early Chelsea career so far, against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup, and has since tightened a leaked defense – with the team previously leading to West Brom and Southampton to draw 3-3.
He made a stellar save to thwart Marcus Rashford’s attempt at Manchester United
Lampard said Mendy was ‘low maintenance’ and a ‘comfortable’ figure on the training ground
And while not being able to have any complaints about his performance so far, Lampard advised him to get even better and praised the ‘great work ethic’ and the relaxed atmosphere. roof in workouts.
‘He’s been so perfect so far, he’s kept clean sheets and saved in moments that have definitely helped us and in games where it could play in the other direction.
‘He brings a sense of calm in his fatigue and comes to perform the cross. I’m sure he will improve, he is still stable. It was a really good start – I believe in him. There are many more. Given his attitude, given the way he wants to work, I think he can go even further in many departments.
‘What I have seen is a player with a great work ethic to train every day, that’s the feedback I get. He laughs every day, he doesn’t ask a million questions but little things about his relationship with the players. I like the players interacting with each other. He hasn’t knocked on my door much. He seems quite comfortable. ”
Chelsea are currently top of Group E after a home draw against Sevilla before beating Krasnodar 4-0 in Russia.