Here are your Chelsea morning headlines for Sunday, 18 October.
Worrying Mendy injury update
New Chelsea signing Edouard Mendy is set to miss the next two weeks through injury, according to boss Frank Lampard.
The Senegalese goalkeeper sat out Saturday’s 3-3 draw against Southampton which yet again contained high-profile errors from Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Now it appears that the summer arrival will also be unavailable for the next set of matches following an injury setback.
“I was talking about Kepa before and he makes a couple of really good saves in the match,” Lampard said, as per football.london.
“But of course peoples’ eyes will be drawn to the second goal and I understand that because it wasn’t just Kepa who was involved in that goal. That is the unfortunate world of a goalkeeper.
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“Mendy is, at the minute, injured and probably will be fit in the next week or two weeks and then that will be the decision for me to make about who plays.”
Why no Blues move for Eriksen
Chelsea were offered the opportunity to sign playmaker Christian Eriksen from Inter Milan this summer, according to Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
The Denmark ace only left Tottenham Hotspur to move to Italy in January but it has now been revealed that he was one of a number of players who could have switched between the clubs this summer.
Ultimately, no move materialised as the Blues were already well-stocked in the position.
“We told you about the situation of [Marcelo] Brozovic, we talked about the situation of Marcos Alonso, Emerson Palmieri, Victor Moses,” Romano said on the Here We Go podcast, as per football.london.
“Inter and Chelsea were talking many times this summer to find some way to do some deals together. They didn’t, because they didn’t do anything this summer.