It is the Senegalese Shot-stopper, who has proven himself to be number no.1 in the world at Stamford Bridge but was rotated on Tuesday night to play in the trip at Dinamo Zagreb.
Edouard Mendy has played in every single one of the of the six Premier League games so far this season. He was also the center controversy over a VAR verdict that saw him accused of being inflicted a foul after he failed to take possession and allowed West Ham to equalise in the final minutes of injury time last weekend, and then the goal to be disallowed by Gabriel Agbonlahor saying the keeper ‘ got away with murder in the process.
Although the 30-year-old appears to be suffering, Dinnery has now claimed that the netminder has an ongoing problem.
On the Premier FPL Injuries YouTube channel the player stated: “Thomas Tuchel while he was in post and speaking prior to the tie in Zagreb said that it was a chance to take a break. Edouard Mendy obviously he’s been the subject of a lot of criticism for his indifferent performances, and the VAR decision allowed them to get away with it to play West Ham.
“Now that’s an ongoing knee tendon issue, might be tendonitis in and around that so that’s just being managed so it isn’t an injury as such like I say he was withdrawn from that squad just as a precautionary measure just to rest him.”
It would have certainly been fascinating to know who new Chelsea manager Graham Potter decided to play against Fulham this weekend in his debut game before the postponement of the match.
In the event that injury was the role in the outcome, Edouard Mendy’s performance or lack thereof, could have also been a significant factor.
He has made one mistake that resulted in one goal in the current season when the Blues gave possession away to Brenden Aaronson during the 3-0 defeat to Leeds and has recorded below-par 6.67 average score ( SofaScore) which ranks 16th among 20 Blues players scheduled to participate during this twenty-two/23 Premier League campaign.
Edouard Mendy has also registered just an 60 saving percentage of 60 percent in the first 6 games. That’s the tenth-best in the league. With more time to review his new squad, it is going to be interesting to see what Potter thinks of the current position on the pitch.