Edouard Mendy opens up on relationship with Kepa after taking over as Chelsea No.1

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy has opened up on his relationship with fellow Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga after he arrived from France and took the number one spot from the Spaniard.

Mendy joined Chelsea from Rennes in 2020 and took over as the club’s first-choice, playing 31 times in the Premier League in his first season.

The 29-year-old is now ahead of Arrizabalaga as the Chelsea No.1 keeper in his second season and is putting in several match-winning performances.

The west Londoners current Premier League leaders have conceded just four goals in their opening 11 matches.

However, the Senegal international says there is no face-off between the goalkeepers at Chelsea.

“My relationship with Kepa is very good, as is my relationship with Marcus [Bettinelli], the third goalkeeper at Chelsea. We compete with interest,” Mendy told Egyptian outlet El Match TV.

“The most important thing is that the competition between the players is for the benefit of the team. The titles are for the club and not for the player.

“My relationship with my teammates is very good. I respect everyone and there is always a state of friendship between us.”

Mendy would likely be between the sticks when Chelsea tackle Leicester City in the Premier League after the international break.