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After Chelsea’s struggles with Kepa Arrizabalaga, the last thing Frank Lampard needs is for his new No. 1 to replicate the error-prone Spaniard.
Although the Blues won their game against Leeds United on Saturday night, they had to come back after an all-out howl from Edouard Mendy.
As former Chelsea player Patrick Bamford was played, there was simply no need for Mendy to run out of his area.
A quick side step from Bamford gave him the easiest of chances to finish and put Leeds 1-0 up.
Mendy’s recklessness certainly didn’t impress Rob Green, who was watching in the Sky Sports studio.
“As a goalkeeper, you are making a decision after a mistake [Zouma getting dragged out of position]”He said, quoted by the Daily star.
“As a defense, you’re saying ‘you should protect the goal, where is the danger?’ He doesn’t recognize it.
“It is a question of Mendy, we praised him before the game. It is the curse of the doorman.
“Looks like he shouldn’t come. He ends up deciding to come because he is very close and there are only two mistakes.
“If Kurt Zouma comes towards the goal and in the right position you don’t go. I think it is [Mendy] lulled by the danger of Patrick Bamford making that run.
Two mistakes. It was very avoidable. “
Before Sunday’s games are played, Chelsea are proud to be at the top of the Premier League, and if they can continue in their current form heading into the new year, there’s no reason they shouldn’t be considered title contenders. .
That’s assuming Mendy doesn’t have as many moments as she did on Saturday.