Frank Lampard is happy with Edouard Mendy’s quick adaptation to the Premier League and hopes the goalkeeper continues his good form.
With six clean-sheets from the last seven games in all competitions, it is apparent how impactful the 28-year-old goalkeeper has been for the Blues.
What makes it more impressive is that he didn’t seem to arrive from a different league.
He officially signed for the Blues on 24 September, made his debut just five days later, and has conceded just two goals from nine games in all competitions so far.
Lampard is clearly impressed by the goalkeeper’s immediate impact on the team.
“I’ve been really pleased,” the manager told Chelsea TV about Mendy’s form so far.
“It’s not easy and he’s made it look easy, which is the difficult thing.”
He highlighted the differences in terms of “the physical nature and the speed of the league” that Mendy and other summer signings who came from abroad have had to face.
“He has done it very seamlessly,” Lampard added.
“He has settled off the pitch and is performing on the pitch, you can’t ask any more than that.
“And he is doing it with a smile on his face and with a really great attitude.
“So I’m really pleased, it’s a good start for him in a Chelsea shirt. Long may that continue.”