The Lowdown: Mendy poor in Senegal defeat
Mendy was looking to overcome his poor form for the Blues this season, as Senegal came up against Holland in their 2022 World Cup opener on Monday.
Instead, the 30-year-old had a nightmare, finding himself in no man’s land for Cody Gakpo’s headed opener, before making a limp save in the lead-up to Davy Klaassen’s tap-in.
It was a bad start to the tournament for Mendy, who may now find himself further under the spotlight in the coming matches.
The Latest: Pearce criticises Chelsea man
Taking to Twitter during the game, Pearce made it clear what he thought of the Chelsea ‘keeper’s performance:
“Mendy dreadful for both goals.”
The Verdict: Sums up his season
This was a performance that Chelsea fans may feel they have seen too often of late, with Mendy’s stock falling dramatically after a great start to life at Stamford Bridge.
He has now lost his place in the starting lineup to Kepa Arrizabalaga and displays like this one won’t be changing Graham Potter’s thought process any time soon.
For Mendy, he now needs to produce a response in Senegal’s group games against Qatar and Ecuador, as he looks to rebuild his reputation.
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