Chelsea morning headlines as Thiago Silva makes demand, Mendy’s gesture, Rice transfer question

Here are your Chelsea morning headlines for Friday, 6 November.

Mendy’s classy gesture

One of Chelsea’s most important arrivals in this summer’s transfer window was that of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes.

The Senegalese shot-stopper helped his new side to victory this midweek as the Blues ran out comfortable victors over his former club.

Mendy has now kept five successive clean sheets since replacing Kepa Arrizabala as the club’s No.1 between the sticks.

As highlight, Mendy went over to all his former team-mates at the end of the match at Stamford Bridge to give them a big hug.

Chelsea fans will be delighted to see that Mendy was a popular figure at Rennes, as it bodes well for his time in west London.

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Star demands more despite win

Thiago Silva has called on his Chelsea team-mates to continue improving despite Wednesday’s comfortable victory over Rennes.

The Blues have now won three successive matches and have kept five consecutive clean sheets but the central defender insists there is more to come.

“Rennes are a good team, I told that to my team-mates in the dressing room before the game,” Thiago Silva said, as per

“I have played a lot against this team. Two seasons ago they beat Paris in the final of the French Cup, I was injured but I saw a team who played very well with the ball. They are very well organised and have a coach who likes technical football.

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“At the beginning it was very difficult for us. We didn’t keep the ball as well as we normally do at home.

“The red card changed the game a lot. Fortunately for us, and unfortunately for the contest, the red card made it difficult for them, but we deserved the victory.

“It wasn’t a super match but we controlled it. Now we need to continue to work to keep…


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