Edouard Mendy speaks out after making Chelsea debut in Tottenham penalty defeat


Mendy made his debut against Spurs (Picture: Getty Images)

Edouard Mendy says he is ‘sad’ about Chelsea’s loss to Tottenham on penalties in the Carabao Cup, but is ‘honoured’ to have made his debut for the club.

The Senegal international made the switch from Rennes to Stamford Bridge for £22 million, being brought in to put pressure on the faltering Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Kepa’s string of high-profile errors last season continued into the new campaign as he gifted a goal to Sadio Mane in the 2-0 loss to Liverpool.

Mendy was brought in to rival Kepa (Picture: Getty Images)

Mendy impressed in Tuesday night’s defeat to Spurs, making a good save from left-back Sergio Reguilon and dominating his 18-yard box.

Reacting to his debut on his Instagram page, the 28-year-old said: ‘Sad about Tuesday’s score, but honoured to have played my first game for Chelsea. Let’s keep working.’

Blues boss Lampard also commended his new goalkeeper’s performance, highlighting his aerial ability.

‘I thought he was very good,’ said Lampard after the game. ‘He made a couple of good saves. Came and caught a few balls.

‘Very very pleased with every part of his game.’

Chelsea have had a slow start to the season after their big summer of spending, winning just two of their opening five games in all competitions.

Next up for Lampard’s side is a tricky test against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

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