Mendy’s start to life in London couldn’t have gone much better since his move from Les Rouge et Noir, with five clean sheets accrued in six appearances so far. He has become the first Blue to record shutouts in his opening three Premier League matches since our previous signing from Rennes, Petr Cech.
Such solidity between the posts has been a welcome sight for Lampard, who has certainly liked what he has seen from Mendy so far.
‘He has shown his qualities that we brought him into the club for,’ said the boss.
‘All the feedback was he had a great personality, a strong personality in the dressing room, and everything I heard, all those positives, came true. It seems his personality is pretty laid-back with a tough edge when it comes to work.
‘He is very low maintenance, he works hard, he wants to work more, and he is eager to engage with his team-mates and myself. He has a smile on his face so it’s a real positive when you have a player that comes in and hits the ground running on the pitch and in the dressing room.’