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Who Should Be Chelsea's First Choice Goalkeeper When Mendy Leaves For The Africa Cup Of Nations

Edouard Mendy has performed very well since he secured a move to Stamford Bridge under the management of Frank Lampard in 2020. The Senegalese star is now regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the entire world. He has already won the UEFA Champions League title during his Chelsea career. Mendy has been an influential figure for Chelsea this season. He has already kept five clean sheets in the English Premier League this season.

However, the Africa Cup of Nations will begin in January. This means that Edouard Mendy will leave Stamford Bridge in order to participate in the African Cup of Nations with Senegal. Thomas Tuchel should decide which goalkeeper will replace Edouard Mendy during the tournament.

1. Marcus Bettinelli

The English international joined Chelsea on a free transfer in the summer. However, he has not made any appearance for Chelsea this season. He has a lot of experience in the English Premier League. This is because he has played for Fulham United. However, Thomas Tuchel should not choose Marcus Bettinelli as the replacement for Edouard Mendy. This is because Bettinelli does not have experience in European football. He may struggle against top teams in the UEFA Champions League as well as in the English Premier League. It is important to note that the English goalkeeper has never played in the Champions League.

2. Kepa Arrizabalaga

The Spanish star has all it takes to replace Edouard Mendy in January. This is because he has more experience than Mendy in the UEFA Champions League. Another important reason is the fact Kepa Arrizabalaga has already played for Chelsea this season. It will be easier for him to step in for Edouard Mendy.

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