Edouard Mendy has surgery after fracturing his finger in training

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy undergoes surgery after fracturing his finger in training, as the Blues’ injury woes continue after Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic limped out of their defeat by Manchester City

  • Edouard Mendy fractured his finger in a training session earlier this week
  • Chelsea have confirmed that the goalkeeper has undergone surgery
  • The Blues have a lengthy injury list after suffering a number of recent setbacks
  • Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic both went off injured in their last game 

Chelsea have confirmed that goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has undergone surgery after fracturing his finger in training this week.

Mendy’s setback is another blow for the Blues, who lost Mason Mount to injury before their game against Manchester City on Thursday, while Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic were replaced during the match after picking up knocks.

The Premier League outfit are yet to announce how long Mendy will be sidelined for, but have said the 30-year-old will ‘work closely with the club’s medical department during his rehabilitation phase’.

Edouard Mendy has undergone surgery after fracturing his finger in training

Mendy joins Raheem Sterling on the sidelines after he picked up a hamstring injury 

Christian Pulisic also had to come off early on 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 he was brought back into the fold just before the World Cup.

However, he has not made the squad for any of Chelsea’s games since returning from Qatar due to a shoulder problem, and he has now been ruled out after damaging 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 arguably being at fault for City’s winning goal

Graham Potter’s Chelsea squad is currently decimated by injuries, with Mendy the latest one

That defeat at Stamford Bridge has left Chelsea 10 points outside the top four, and the problems keep building up for Potter, who is now without a number of 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 due to a knee complaint.

Fofana’s setback occurred in a mid-season friendly, just after Armando Broja had been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury.

Potter’s options now appear to be very limited, and it does not get any easier for the Chelsea boss as his side travel to City to try to gain revenge for their league defeat in the FA Cup on Sunday. 

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