Chelsea manager thomas tuchel on mendy Absence in the north london derby against tottenham as Kepa Arrizabalaga keeps clean sheets to mark his first premier league game of the new season.
Senegalese International Edouard Mendy was left out of the match day squad list at tottenham as the blues cruise to a 3-0 victory courstey of thiago silva , Kante and Rudiger goals .
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Speaking before the game chelsea manager clarified why Edou was left out of the game
Thomas Tuchel On Mendy Absence
“Edou got a huge hit,” Thomas Tuchel told Sky Sports ahead of the match. “We tried everything in the last days but he never felt fully comfortable in diving.”
Mendy has been left out of the team because of an apparent hip injury.
The 29-year-old clashed with Artem Dzyuba during Chelsea’s 1-0 win against Zenit in the Champions League in midweek.
The goalkeeper needed treatment on the field for an apparent hip injury but managed to see out the rest of the game.
Nevertheless, he has been forced to sit out the Premier League match, while Marcus Bettinelli has been given a place on the bench in the absence of the former Rennes star.