Chelsea currently sits top of the league table after their latest win against Newcastle. Chelsea won by two goals while in the process keeping a clean sheet. The win was expected but the clean sheet caps a remarkable performance and on top of that it shows that bringing in a new goalkeeper was a great call by Lampard.
During Lampard's first year in charge of Chelsea, the backline gave him a headache as they couldn’t stop conceding. Fast forward to the 2021/2022 season, they did good business by bringing in players to help fix that. Although many questioned Lampard's rationale for this buying it’s all paying off now.
Mendy tops the list of the best buy for Chelsea and it was a much-needed signing for the team. With Kepa losing form and becoming more of a liability rather than an asset, a new goalkeeper was much needed due to the inadequacies of Caballero. Mendy has settled into his new side seamlessly and one may confuse him to have been part of the Chelsea folds for a while.
Nerves have been calmed at Chelsea backline and orderliness has been restored by Mendy introduction in the team. Although he had some help from some Chelsea old players and fellow new signings. One of those players have been Thiago Silva, the veteran experienced has helped makes things tight at Chelsea backline even after having a dismissal performance in his first game.
Mendy has conceded in just two games since his debut. His clean sheet against Newcastle further validates Lampard's reason for picking him week in week out over Kepa.