Chelsea Suffer Painful Setback Ahead Of Southampton Clash

New Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has been ruled out of Senegal's upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in an injury scare for the Blues.

Mendy sustained a thigh injury during training ahead of Friday's AFCON qualifier in Morocco.

The Chelsea goalkeeper has left Senegal's national team camp and is back in London with Chelsea.

A statement on the Senegalese Football Federation's website read: “The Senegalese Football Federation announces the package of the goalkeeper of the National Selection Edouard Mendy following an injury to the right thigh that occurred during the training session on Wednesday October 07, 2020 and after a medical examination at the hospital in Rabat.

“Edouard Mendy has also left the group this afternoon to return to his Club (Chelsea) where he will undergo further examinations. The Senegalese Football Federation wishes him a speedy recovery.”

This development has caused serious worry for boss Frank Lampard as he worries if his new gloveman will be ready for the showdown with Southampton next weekend.

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Mendy arrived at Stamford Bridge late last month from Rennes in a deal worth around £22million, replacing Kepa Arrizabalaga for the League Cup loss to Tottenham and Saturday's 4-0 win over Crystal Palace.

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