The Senegal international will compete for a starting spot with Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has struggled for form and confidence at Stamford Bridge.
He is Frank Lampard’s seventh senior signing of a busy summer following the arrivals of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.
“I am so excited to be joining Chelsea,” said Mendy. “It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff.Â
“I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started.”
The 6 feet 5 inch (1.96 metre) stopper kept nine clean sheets in 24 Ligue 1 appearances last season, helping the Bretons to finish third and qualify for the Champions League for the first time in their history.
Although born in France, Mendy, 28, opted to represent Senegal at international level.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “As soon as Petr Cech (technical and performance advisor) and our technical team identified Edouard as the most suitable goalkeeper to complement our existing group, there was only one player we wanted to bring in.
“Edouard arrives following a season of real success with Rennes. He is ambitious for more, and we welcome him to our club.”
Kepa, who cost Chelsea Â£72 million in 2018, has proved error-prone and was dropped twice by Lampard in favour of 38-year-old Willy Caballero last season.
He made another high-profile mistake against Liverpool on Sunday, gifting possession to Sadio Mane for his second goal.
Premier League: Matip played the entire match for Liverpool in their 2-2 draw against Everton.
Cameroon international Joel Matip played the entire match for Liverpool in their 2-2 draw against Everton in the first Merseyside derby of the season.
Matip, who has been out of action since June due to injury was selected by Klopp in their match day 5 fixture against Everton, after the “Reds” were punished 7-2 by Aston Villa two weeks ago.
Goals from Mane, fit again after recovering from COVID-19 and Salah were canceled out by Michael Keane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Liverpool were denied a late winner to Jordan Henderson after Mane was ruled to be fractionally offside by VAR.
It should be noted that, Virgil Van Dijk was hobbled off after a collision with Everton’s goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford.
The game however, ended 2-2 with Joel Matip playing the entire game and with the injury of Van Dijk, the former Shalke 04 defender will be sure to lead the back line for Liverpool in their upcoming matches.
Liverpool Upset As Joel Matip Is Once More Ruled Out For A Muscle Injury
Elvis Kang Sports Writer-Cameroon
Ex-Cameroon center-back Joel Matip has sustained a muscle injury that will keep him out of action for six weeks (42days) according to Liverpool official website.
Joel Matip has been an outstanding center-back for Jürgen Klopp Liverpool over the past three seasons and contributed in Liverpool’s glory of a champions league title in 2019 and a premier league title in 2020.
But injury has kept the prolific center-back out of action for a long time. Joel Matip Sustained an injury in the 2019-2020 season during the goalless draw with Everton at Goodison Park on June 21 as Liverpool restarted their campaign after two months without football activities due to covid19.
He was sidelined out of action for 12 weeks (84days) due to a knee injury and eventually missed 20 games without a kick of the ball with for “The Reds”.
Joel played the preseason after recovery from a long knee injury and was available to start the new campaign in style. He was introduced at the 89min for the game at the Amfield against Leeds United
But Liverpool have been dealt a big blow yet again after Joel Matip suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee problem that is expected to keep him out of action for up to another six weeks.
As a result, he will be absent for up to 10 Liverpool matches, including Premier League fixtures against Manchester City and Everton and the rest of the UEFA Champions League group stage.
The Cameroon international is a reliable partner for Virgil van Dijk in the centre of Liverpool’s defence and is comfortable on the ball.
After a 2018-19 season in which he was in and out of the first team, Matip has established himself in the current campaign as arguably the Dutchman’s best partner
Fulham Desperate To Keep Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa Amidst Increasing Interest From Villarreal and AC Milan
Elvis Kang, Sports Writer- Cameroon
Villareal ( Spain) and AC Milan (Italy) are in advanced talks to sign the Cameroonian defensive midfielder, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa but Fulham FC is keen of keeping the midfielder in London
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (24 years old) who had a successful loan spell last season in Spain with Villarreal where he played 36 games and scored two goals in all competitions has become a target for both Villarreal and AC Milan.
Fulham’s poor start of this season’s Premier League has forced the club’s managers to keep hope of retaining the versatile midfielder to boost their defence and midfield compartments, despite pressing interest from other clubs.
According to Tribal Football, Fulham’s manager Scott Parker explained why he is hoping to keep the Cameroonian Midfielder in London
“It’s very important for us to keep him because of his quality. I see a real good platform for Frank this year, being in the Premier League, to show what he’s about,”
“The problem is the uncertainty you have when the window is open and the season is ongoing. It’s always a concern that someone comes in for one of your players.
“That’s what we’re living with. Let’s see where we are after the window closes.”
It should be noted that Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa has featured for all Fulham’s three Premier League defeats of the season; coming from the beach in the opener against Arsenal and playing full time against Leeds United and Aston Villa.
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