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Frank Lampard is about to make the switch to Edouard Mendy from Rennes

‘Looks like it’s about to be done’: Frank Lampard admits Chelsea are about to complete the blow to Edouard Mendy from Rennes … putting Kepa Arrizabalaga in front of the West Brom clash

  • Chelsea have come closer to attracting goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes
  • Frank Lampard said the shot-stopper deal is about to close
  • Mendy’s arrival could see Kepa Arrizabalaga falling for the trip to West Brom

Frank Lampard believes the £ 22 million move for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is about to be finalized.

The Chelsea boss has been trying to bring in a new shotstopper all summer and seems to finally have his man.

If Mendy arrives on time, he could make his debut on this weekend’s trip to West Brom, with Kepa Arrizabalaga facing the drop after a difficult start to the season.

Chelsea's move for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is on the cusp of completion

Chelsea’s move for Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is on the cusp of completion

Frank Lampard believes the shot-stopper's medical treatment was done ahead of a £ 22 million transfer

Frank Lampard believes the shot-stopper's medical treatment was done ahead of a £ 22 million transfer

Frank Lampard believes the shot-stopper’s medical treatment was done ahead of a £ 22 million transfer

“With Mendy, the doctor, I think it’s done, but I want to be a little careful and not give absolute confirmation until I see him, possibly in the next 24 hours,” Lampard said.

“But it looks like it’s almost done.”

The current number 1 Arrizabalaga has struggled in the opening games of the season. The ‘goalkeeper had a weak shot squeezed past him in the first match against Brighton and was under fire against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

The current number 1 Kepa Arrizabalaga can be dropped for this weekend's trip to West Brom

The current number 1 Kepa Arrizabalaga can be dropped for this weekend's trip to West Brom

The current number 1 Kepa Arrizabalaga can be dropped for this weekend’s trip to West Brom

The Spaniard was to blame for the Reds’ second goal after his uncertainty over the ball allowed Sadio Mané to intercept his clearance before finishing in the net.

Chelsea defeated Barnsley of championships 6-0 and advanced to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening, with new hire Kai Havertz scoring a hat-trick.

Tammy Abraham, Ross Barkley and Olivier Giroud also got on the scoresheet while Willy Caballero kept a clean sheet during his first start of the season.

New acquisitions Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell made their debut at Stamford Bridge.

Silva played 61 minutes before being substituted for Kurt Zouma, while Chilwell Havertz replaced the last 25 minutes and took an assist by putting on Giroud.

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