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Edouard Mendy speaks on his relationship with Kepa Arrizabalaga

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Frank Lampard wasn't happy with the performance of Kepa Arrizabalaga and moved to sign a goalkeeper from Rennes. 
Edouard Mendy signed a long term deal with Chelsea in this transfer window. He came on board to provide competition to Kepa Arrizabalaga who hasn't been convincing since he joined for a record fee of 75m pounds from Athletic Bilbao. 

It's been gathered that the Senegal international has kept two clean sheets in his first three games. 

Mendy missed the last game in the league for Chelsea due to injury sustained during his international outing for Senegal last week. 

During the game, Frank Lampard handed Kepa another opportunity against the Saints but the Spanish goalie conceded three goals as the game ended in a 3-3 draw against Southampton. 

Chelsea hosted Sevilla at the Stamford Bridge on Tuesday UEFA Champions League clash, and it finished goalless with Mendy in goal for the Blues. 

Meanwhile, Edouard Mendy has stated that he has a good relationship with Kepa despite being preferred as number one ahead of the Spanish goalkeeper. 

'I have a very good relationship with Kepa. The group of goalkeepers we have, we're all very open and all of us understand the team is the most important thing here and doing what is right for the group.

'Our relationships are all very good, we work well together and we're pushing each other every day to improve ourselves and improve each other. We know as goalkeepers we have to stay unified and united and that is what is happening at the moment.'

The Senegalese was in top form last season for Ligue 1 side, Rennes as they sealed a spot in the Champions League this season. 

He added that he would love to be an inspiration to other African goalkeepers out there with his performances for Chelsea. 

'I can't tell you why there are so few African goalkeepers in England but when you look at the other leagues across Europe there are more,' he said.

'I'm the only African goalkeeper in the Premier League and there is a responsibility I feel because there is expectation surrounding that. I need to make sure I carry on working hard, do my best in training and matches so that other goalkeepers can follow me into this league and have this opportunity.'

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