Kepa or Mendy, who truly should be Chelsea’s number one? Veteran Premier League goalkeeper answers

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Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy seems to have lost his first choice role at the club under new boss Graham Potter.

Mendy was Chelsea’s number one under Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel, but Kepa Arrizabalaga who still holds the record as the most expensive goalkeeper signing in the world, has found form again.

It started with an injury to Mendy and the appointment of a new manager in Potter.

Kepa seemed to have taken his chances with both hands, and has been brilliant in goal.

When asked who he would pick if Kepa and Mendy were both available, Manchester United legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel told Stadium Astro: “I’m not going to say anything about that because I’m not the Chelsea manager and at the end of the day it’s not really my concern, if I’m honest.

“What you need to have, when you play this league and you’re trying to get results and trying to win trophies, is you need to have more than one good player in every position. For Graham Potter he’s taken over a club who have two fantastic goalkeepers.

“I was here a couple of times during lockdown when the stadium was empty during the Champions League and I was very impressed with Mendy, not only for his goalkeeping but his leadership and how he speaks to his defenders and how he helps them out, I really was impressed by that.

“I think in the last seven games Kepa has played he’s claimed a stake to the position, it’s going to be very difficult for Mendy to get back in.

“From a Chelsea point of view and from Graham Potter’s point of view, it’s a fantastic situation, it must be.”