Mendy, who kept the Blues' sole clean sheet in the league this season on his debut against Crystal Palace, has been suffering with a thigh problem but was named the starter for Tuesday night's Champions League opener against Sevilla. "I don't expect it but nobody expected what we've seen in the last six or seven months around the world". I certainly felt it was a no brainer to have Pete in the squad for that reason and he can only help the goalkeepers we have. But, he picked up an injury and had to miss the Southampton game, where Kepa once again conceded three goals.
"If we're in crisis we couldn't ask for anything much better than having Petr Cech around".