Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has revealed he’s impressed by the start Chelsea new goalkeeper Édouard Mendy has made since joining the club in the summer.

The Senegalese has kept five clean sheets in six appearances in all competitions so far.

Lampard said he’s pleased with the 28-year-old’s start at Stamford Bridge.

“From the first game he’s come in, he’s played well,” Lampard said, as quoted by The club’s website.

“He’s shown his own security and that’s what we’re striving for. When we brought him in, it was clearly for competition and that’s right, and then it’s up to the players to show their own quality, and he’s shown them.

“I’m so pleased with the way he’s started. He’s settled in really well, engaging, trains hard, wants to talk and make relationships with the players in front of him, so it’s been a really good start for him.

“It’s not just him, when you look at the team, and the way we’ve defended, Thiago has come in in that period as well, and we are working on the discipline of the team and defending in the box.

“It’s been a constant for us. We have to give credit to individuals within the collective, and he’s done really well too.”

Mendy joined Chelsea from Petr Cech’s former club, Rennes in the summer for £22m on a 5-year contract.

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