Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has declared himself fit ahead of the Premier League fixture away to West Brom on Saturday.
The Blues travel to the Hawthorns this weekend to face newly-promoted West Brom and it’s an opportunity for the team to bounce back from the Liverpool defeat in their last league match.
Frank Lampard’s side completed another summer signing during this week in the shape of Mendy, who has joined from French top-flight club Rennes on a five-year deal.
The 28-year-old is a colossus shot-stopper that has been one of the most consistent goalkeepers in Ligue 1 during recent seasons and he’s now going to test himself in Premier League football for the first time.
His arrival comes at a time when current Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is massively under the spotlight, as the error-prone player has once again struggled for form at the beginning of the new campaign and supporters are growing frustrated with him.
Lampard may have a decision to make on who starts in net against West Brom and Mendy has confirmed he’s currently fit to play.
“Yes, I’m fit. Even though I haven’t played a match for a while I’ve been training as usual with Rennes. I have played an in-house match too in training recently, so I’m feeling good,” he said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
It would be a big call to throw him straight into the deep end against West Brom just two days after officially moving to Stamford Bridge, but the goalkeeper situation is a real issue at present and he’s clearly arrived to compete for the number one jersey.