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Edouard Mendy’s ‘low maintenance’ explained by Frank Lampard in Kepa Arrizabalaga dig

Frank Lampard says new Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is already proving “low maintenance” early on in his career at Stamford Bridge.

Mendy, 28, joined the Blues in a £22million switch from Rennes back in September, putting pen to paper on a five-year contract in west London.

The Senegal international has already become Lampard’s first-choice goalkeeper, moving ahead of struggling star Kepa Arrizabalaga in the pecking order after keeping five clean sheets in his first six appearances and conceding just one goal.

He is gearing up for a reunion with former club Rennes this evening, with the French side set to visit Stamford Bridge for a Champions League group-stage clash.

Frank Lampard says new Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is already proving “low maintenance” early on in his career at Stamford Bridge
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And ahead of the match, Lampard has heaped praise on Mendy for his “positive” attitude in the Chelsea dressing room.

The Blues boss said at his pre-match press conference: “When we were in to sign him all the feedback was that he had a strong personality in the dressing room.

“He is very low maintenance. He wants to engage and he works hard. He is a positive in the dressing room.

“What I have seen in a short period of time with Edouard is a player that has a massive work ethic to train and push himself every day. He has shown that, he smiles every day.

Mendy has kept five clean sheets in his first six appearances for the Blues
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“He’s not asking a million questions, but he’s asking enough questions which are really relevant – little individual things about his relationship with players around him on the pitch.

“So I’ve really enjoyed that positive side of his engagement and he hasn’t knocked on my door much. Maybe he hasn’t had a reason to! So that’s fair play. But I just sense that from him, which is…

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