Edouard Mendy is turning into one of the signings of the season for Chelsea after the fantastic start to life he has made at Stamford Bridge.
After the disappointments of Kepa Arrizabalaga, the Blues were always keen on bringing in a new goalkeeper, and Petr Cech was at the forefront of a search.
The Blues brought in Mendy from Rennes on a five-year deal and he has been more than impressive during his short time in west London.
In his eight games so far for the Blues he has conceded just twice and has six clean sheets to his name already.
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Lampard certainly seems to have found his man in goal, but next season he is going to lose the number one for a month.
During this week’s international break, Mendy was the key man for Senegal as they qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations in 2022.
The competition was scheduled to be held next year, however it was pushed back due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
It means that the tournament will be held in Cameroon in 2022, taking place over most of January and into February.
The timing of the competition has always frustrated Premier League managers, with some of their key players missing during an important part of the season.
And Lampard will no doubt be added to that list with one of his main men now likely to miss a key moment in the next campaign.
Senegal were one of the first nations to qualify for the tournament, along with Algeria and, of course, the hosts Cameroon.