Chelsea evening headlines as Mendy talks about Kepa relationship and Lampard’s big Pulisic call

Here are your Chelsea headlines for the evening of Friday, October 23.

Mendy opens up on relationship with Kepa

Edouard Mendy has spoken about his relationship with Kepa Arrizabalaga after usurping the Spaniard as Chelsea ’s first-choice goalkeeper since arriving from Rennes.

The Senegal international has also opened up on the influence of Petr Cech and the role the Czech shot-stopper played in luring him to Stamford Bridge from Ligue 1 in the summer transfer window.

“I have a very good relationship with Kepa and the group of goalkeepers we have we’re all very open and all of us understand that the team is the most important thing here, and doing what’s right for the group,” Mendy said.

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“So our relationships are all really good, we work well together and are pushing each other every day to improve ourselves and improve each other. And we know as goalkeepers that we have to stay unified and united, and that’s how things are going at the moment.”

Speaking about Cech, Mendy said: “Petr has followed me for many years and played a particularly big role in the transfer. Now it is up to me to repay their interest in me, having brought me to the club.”

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Chelsea boss facing big Pulisic decision

Frank Lampard has a big decision to make on Christian Pulisic ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash against Manchester United on Saturday.

Despite the number of new arrivals over the summer, Pulisic remains as integral as ever to the Blues’ attacking line, but fitting the American in has proved something of a challenge over the early part of the season.

Pulisic suffered a staggered start to the 2020/21 campaign due to injury, but has played every minute for Chelsea since the international break on the right side of a 4-2-3-1 formation.

This is in contrast to the way Pulisic was used to great effect on…