BHA 4-1 CHE: Mendy’s 2nd Half Performance Suggests Why He Could Find It Difficult To Displace Kepa

Graham Potter and his side lost heavily against his former side Brighton at Amex stadium. Brighton scored four goals, and it was sufficient to seal the win for the home team. Also, note that Kai Havertz scored a consolation goal for Chelsea in the second half.


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However, many fans have turned their attention to Chelsea’s poor defending, Kepa’s injury, Mendy’s return to the pitch, Brighton’s attacks, Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s display, and the “own” goals, but this article will focus on why Mendy’s second glad performance explains why he could find it difficult to displace Chelsea as the first choice goalkeeper. Take a look!

1. He Was Poor With His Feet.

Even though Mendy has been on the bench for seven games, he didn’t take his chance against Brighton. Note that Potter is known for playing from the back, and that was why Kepa was his preferred choice. However, with the injury to Kepa, Mendy was introduced, but the Senegalese goalkeeper failed to impress. Note that Mendy misplaced some passes in the second half, and this is a clear medication that he might find difficult to displace Kepa as the first choice.

Also, Mendy’s failure to punch a shot away from the danger zone led to Brighton’s fourth goal of the game.

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