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Arsenal legend slams Chelsea star for indecisive moment against Watford

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Ian Wright slams Oliver Giroud on passing up a golden opportunity against Watford

Speaking on BBC Match of the Day (h/t Express), Arsenal legend Ian Wright has clammed Oliver Giroud for failing to make the most of a tempting cross against Watford.

The moment under discussion came when Mason Mount, playing in a deeper role, drilled in a cross at the near post in the second half.

Giroud did not attack the ball and instead gestured to his teammate that the ball should have been pulled back to him instead.

Ian Wright felt Oliver Giroud should have helped Mason Mount grab an assist
Ian Wright felt Oliver Giroud should have helped Mason Mount grab an assist

The Frenchman’s gesture did not go down well with Wright, who was a striker himself during his playing days. He believes the 32-year-old would have done well to attack the cross.

“Giroud’s saying he should have played it out here. No, you’ve got to go into that near post area.”

The criticism seems a little unfair given Giroud had an excellent game and also made it to the scoresheet. Attacking the cross is something Wright may have done but not necessarily something Giroud must do.

We rather our strikers play to their strengths and what they think is best than adjust to what suits others. Wright was, however, full of praise for Mount, who he believes is back to his best.

Mason Mount was the Man of the Match
Mason Mount was the Man of the Match

The former Gunner did not hold back his admiration for our young midfielder. Given the affinity, it is understandable that he felt Giroud did not do justice to that cross.

“He was getting the ball and being very productive with his movement and his passing.”

The 20-year-old was the Man of the Match as Chelsea got back to winning ways after the shock loss to West Ham United. The win took us back to fourth spot, two points ahead of Manchester United.

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The Blues have won all but one of their games since the restart. The win against Watford showcased that the team can recover from jarring defeats and react positively.

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Lampard confirms Ligue 1 star is undergoing medical today ahead of Chelsea move

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Edouard Mendy is on Chelsea's radar

Frank Lampard confirms Edouard Mendy is undergoing Chelsea medical

According to the club’s official Twitter handle, Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is undergoing his Chelsea medical.

The news was confirmed by manager Frank Lampard in his pre-match press conference against Barnsley. The Blues face the Championship side in the Carabao Cup third round fixture at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

His signing should come as a relief for fans, who saw Kepa Arrizabalaga once again struggle at the weekend.

The Spaniard gifted Liverpool their second goal of the night as the Blues fell to their first defeat of the season.

Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is currently undergoing his Chelsea medical.
Edouard Mendy is undergoing his Chelsea medical

In the aftermath of the incident, Telegraph reporter Matt Law had confirmed that a deal for Mendy was all but agreed. According to him, a medical was the only remaining formality.

With the player currently undergoing it, one would hope that the transfer is now on the verge of completion.

The 28-year-old has been with Rennes for only a year, having signed from fellow Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims last summer in a deal worth a paltry £3.6m.

Once the deal is completed, it will be Chelsea’s sixth major signing this summer. He is expected to compete with Kepa for the starting spot.

It will hopefully bring the best out of both players as Chelsea finally address what has been a problematic position since last season.

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Given his errors against Liverpool, it remains to be seen if he will be benched in favour of Willy Caballero against Barnsley.

The Blues have enjoyed an excellent summer. The players will now have to perform on the pitch.

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“Desperate times” – Some Chelsea fans glad as club agree deal for 28-year-old Ligue 1 star

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Twitter reacts as Chelsea agree to a deal for Edouard Mendy

According to the BBC, Chelsea have agreed on a deal with Ligue 1 side Rennes for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Signing the 28-year-old is seen as a priority given the mistakes made by Kepa Arrizabalaga.

A reminder of his fallacies occured yesterday when he gave away the ball for Liverpool’s second goal of the night.

With Mendy now on his way, it remains to be seen if Kepa will continue as the club’s first choice.

Chelsea have agreed on a deal with Ligue 1 side Rennes for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
Edouard Mendy is on his way to Chelsea

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard urged the need to give his number one confidence. Kepa looks like a player bereft of it and it remains to be seen if he will rise to the challenge presented by Mendy.

According to the report, the Senegalese’s save percentage was 76.3% and he conceded a goal every 114 minutes. Meanwhile, Kepa’s save percentage was 53.5%, conceding a goal every 63 minutes.

A number of Chelsea fans took to Twitter to rejoice at the news. We take a look at a few of them below.

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“He needs time” – Lampard defends Chelsea new boy after slow start to Stamford Bridge career

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Frank Lampard backs Kai Havertz to succeed at Chelsea

According to the Metro, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes it is only a matter of time before Kai Havertz makes an impact.

Signed for a massive £71million from Bayer Leverkusen, the German ace has failed to light up the game in his first two games in blue.

A rather quiet outing at the Amex Stadium was followed by the abject loss to Liverpool at the Bridge. He was taken off in the latter match at half time after Chelsea went down to 10 men.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes it is only a matter of time before Kai Havertz makes an impact.
Frank Lampard has backed Kai Havertz to excel for Chelsea

However, it can be argued that him being taken off against Liverpool was due to Andreas Christensen’s red card. In fact, he showed flashes of his ability in the first half when he attempted to set up Timo Werner. Unfortunately, the German shot wide with the score still at 0-0.

It was suggested by Jamie Carragher after the match that Lampard could struggle to find Havert’z best position.

The Blues boss is not worried and is confident that the 21-year-old will come into his own once he gets accustomed to the Premier League.

Chelsea signed Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen
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“He needs time, Kai Havertz. He trained just a few days before Brighton, again he’s had to recover and get ready for this game.”

Havertz occupied different positions in his first two games for Chelsea. The German played a deeper role against Brighton before starting in a central role up front against Liverpool.

His quality is undoubted and it is only a matter of time before we see the best of the 21-year-old.

Havertz was subbed off at half time against Liverpool
Havertz was subbed off at half time against Liverpool

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The loss to Liverpool was also a harsh lesson. While we may have strengthened the squad in the summer, it will take time for the players to be introduced and also gel together.

With 36 more games to go in the Premier League, there is much to be played for.

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Report – Real Madrid flop rejected Chelsea switch before Werner arrival

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Luka Jovic rejected a chance to join Chelsea earlier this summer

According to Spanish publication AS (h/t Football.london), Real Madrid ace Luka Jovic passed on the opportunity to join Chelsea earlier this window.

The Blues were one of several clubs keen on the Serbian before we decided to sign Timo Werner.

Apart from us, the likes of Napoli, Monaco, and AC Milan were also interested in signing the striker before he chose to stay at Real Madrid. (h/t The Sun)

Real Madrid ace Luka Jovic passed on the opportunity to join Chelsea earlier this window.
Luka Jovic rejected the chance to join Chelsea

The 22-year-old, who joined the Spanish giants last season, has found life in the Spanish capital difficult. He has struggled on the pitch and has scored just twice in 27 appearances last season.

This measly goal contribution of 0.16 per game at Real pales in comparison to the 0.60 per game he achieved at Eintracht Frankfurt.

He has also shown the undesirable trait of being embroiled in controversies off the pitch. He received a telling off from his country’s Prime Minister after he broke lockdown protocols to fly into Serbia for a birthday party.

Chelsea signed Timo Werner from RB Leipzig
Chelsea signed Timo Werner from RB Leipzig

Bringing in a striker was paramount for the Blues this summer. While Tammy Abraham started last season as the first-choice striker, Olivier Giroud proved his worth towards the end of the season.

With Werner now a Blue, we have a truly world-class striker to lead the line as we aim for the top.

Jovic has been embroiled in a number controversies
Jovic has been embroiled in a number controversies

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While Jovic is young and has the potential to be a prolific scorer, his off-the-field controversies are something that the club can do without.

Werner is yet to score a competitive goal for Chelsea. However, he has shown enough promise and hunger to show he can be a hit at Stamford Bridge.

We are glad to have got ourselves a player who does his talking on the pitch than off it.

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