'Angry': Joleon Lescott noticed Edouard Mendy was seriously annoyed with 31-year-old Chelsea player yesterday

Joleon Lescott spotted Edouard Mendy was really annoyed with Chelsea teammate Kalidou Koulibaly during yesterday’s loss against Manchester City.

Chelsea slipped to their third defeat in four games by losing 2-0 on Wednesday night.

The Blues played a lot better than the weekend game against Arsenal but came up short in last night’s Carabao Cup third round tie away to Manchester City.

Graham Potter’s side desperately need to win on Saturday in the Premier League against Newcastle United. If they lose, it may feel like a really long World Cup break for Chelsea’s head coach.

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Mendy annoyed with Koulibaly

Lescott highlighted after the game that Chelsea goalkeeper Mendy was visibly frustrated with Koulibaly during the second-half.

He noticed the Blues keeper fume with the 31-year-old defender for not jumping in the wall for the Riyad Mahrez free-kick, which did loop into the net to give Man City an opening goal.

“The wall is there to jump because they’ve positioned someone on the floor, which allows the wall to jump. He (Koulibaly) hasn’t done his job and all of a sudden it ends up in your net. Mendy was right to be frustrated and angry with that,” Lescott said.

Micah Richards criticised Koulibaly for his performance in midweek against Man City, so it seems like a night to forget for the player.

The centre-back has only recently returned to the side and has had a difficult season so far, but hopefully Chelsea get the best version of him after the World Cup.

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Both Mendy and Koulibaly will join up as part of the Senegal squad for the World Cup, so don’t expect there to be any ongoing issues.

Chelsea should feel they can take positives out of yesterday’s match, especially the amount of chances they created going forward.

However, simple defensive errors cost them and a lack of cutting edge around the penalty box.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.