Due to concerns over the Blues lost three of the four games the Senegalese has played since Spaniard got injured.
Edouard Mendy, a star goalkeeper for Chelsea, is worried about his future going into the World Cup and is thinking about leaving because he fears his chances in the first team will be limited. Since his transfer from Rennes in a transaction of £22 million in 2020, the shot-
stopper has been a huge success at Stamford Bridge.
But after Thomas Tuchel was fired and Graham Potter took over as head coach, the goalkeeper’s status as the Blues’ starting goalkeeper was thrown into doubt.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter says he will use World Cup break to ‘rejuvenate’ after mixed start at Stamford Bridge
In the beginning of Potter’s tenure, Kepa Arrizabalaga was Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper while Mendy was sidelined with a knee injury.
Due to Arrizabalaga’s foot injury, Mendy, a Senegalese international, has started Chelsea’s last four games, three of which the team has lost.
Edouard Mendy weighs up Chelsea EXIT after losing his first-team place to Kepa Arrizabalaga since Graham Potter took charge
However, Mendy’s current run of games hasn’t allayed worries that his days as the unquestioned Chelsea first-choice goalkeeper are over.
The goalkeeper is still optimistic that he can persuade Potter that he deserves to restore his starting role, but there are concerns that the Blues manager has already decided that Arrizabalaga, should he be fit, will start as first-choice when the Premier League begins next month.
According to reports, Potter is considering making a move to acquire Brighton’s goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.
In Qatar, where some strong performances are sure to alert potential suitors, Mendy is anticipated to be Senegal’s first-choice goalkeeper
There appears to be little likelihood that Chelsea will approve a deal of Mendy in January.
But given that he reaches the final two years of his contract at the end of the year, a decision regarding his future is likely to be made by the summer.