Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is set to face yet another selection dilemma due to an injury to one of his squad members.

Newly-acquired goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who signed for Chelsea from Rennes in a deal worth roughly £20m, has suffered an injury to his right thigh while on international duty with Senegal.

It is currently not clear as to how severe the injury is, but Mendy is expected to miss Senegal’s upcoming fixtures against Morocco and Mauritius.

A statement from the Senegalese Football Federation read: “Edouard Mendy [suffered] an injury to the right thigh which occurred during the training session on Wednesday, October 07, 2020 and…has also left the group this afternoon to return to his Club (Chelsea) where he will undergo further examinations.”

If Mendy’s injury rules him out for Chelsea’s home game against Southampton next weekend then Frank Lampard will have to choose between Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero once again.

The Spain international kept a clean sheet against Portugal this week and recently vowed to fight for his starting spot at Stamford Bridge, but Caballero’s impressive performances prior to Mendy’s arrival could earn him the place instead.

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