John Barnes believes Frank Lampard should not throw Edouard Mendy in straight away for Chelsea’s trip to West Brom this weekend.
After weeks of speculation, rumours and talks, Frank Lampard managed to get a deal for Mendy wrapped up after the club agreed a £22 million deal to bring him to the Premier League in order to further his career.
He is expected to walk straight into the first-team and become the clubs new number one, as Kepa is struggling for confidence and looks like a man that has accepted his fate of sitting on the bench every week.
However, despite the reports which have suggested that Mendy will get his debut this weekend against West Brom, Barnes believes Frank Lampard should not throw Edouard Mendy in straight away, Barnes told BonusCodeBets: “With the new goalkeeper [Mendy] expected to join Chelsea this week, this won’t put too much pressure on Kepa for the number one spot.
“Edouard Mendy isn’t exactly a household name that a lot of people know about so he will immediately be under pressure if they put him straight in.
“If Chelsea were to sign Jan Oblak or Manuel Neuer, they can put him in straightaway and if he makes a mistake, fans would let it slide as they know he is a top goalkeeper.”
West Brom are a very good side that are hard to break down, so a goal or two could decide this one, which means we probably need to keep a clean sheet in order to win this game.
Kepa cant do that, hopefully Mendy can!
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