Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has undergone surgery after fracturing his finger in training, while injuries continue for the Blues after Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic limped off in their defeat at Manchester City
- Edouard Mendy broke his finger during a training session last week
- Chelsea have confirmed that the goalkeeper has undergone surgery
- The Blues have a long injury list after suffering a number of recent setbacks
- Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic were both injured in their last game
Chelsea have confirmed that goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has undergone surgery after breaking his finger in training this week.
Mendy’s withdrawal is another blow for the Blues, who lost Mason Mount to injury ahead of their match at Manchester City on Thursday, while Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic were substituted in the match after picking up knocks.
The Premier League outfit have yet to announce how long Mendy will be sidelined, but said the 30-year-old will ‘work closely with the club’s medical department during his rehabilitation phase’.
Edouard Mendy underwent surgery after breaking his finger in training
Mendy joined Raheem Sterling on the sidelines after he suffered a hamstring injury
Christian Pulisic also had to get up early against Man City on Thursday night
It has been a stop-start campaign for the Senegalese shot-stopper, who lost his place in the starting line-up to Kepa Arrizabalaga in September.
Mendy failed to start six consecutive league matches after being dropped by Graham Potter, but was brought back into the fold ahead of the World Cup.
However, he has not made the squad for any of Chelsea’s games since returning from Qatar with a shoulder problem, and has now been ruled out after breaking his finger.
Kepa looks set for an extended run in the side, despite some fans and pundits questioning his role in City’s winning goal against Chelsea on Thursday.
Kepa is set to retain his place in goal despite likely being at fault for City’s winning goal
Graham Potter’s Chelsea squad is currently decimated by injuries, with Mendy the latest
That defeat at Stamford Bridge left Chelsea 10 points outside the top four, and problems continue to mount for Potter, who is now without several key players.
Reece James injured himself in Chelsea’s first game after the World Cup, while N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell are both long-term absentees, and summer signing Wesley Fofana remains out with a knee complaint.
Fofana’s withdrawal came in a mid-season friendly, just after Armando Broja was ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury.
Potter’s options now appear very limited, and it doesn’t get any easier for the Chelsea boss as his side travel to City to try to avenge their league defeat in the FA Cup on Sunday.