Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, Kai Havertz, and Hakim Ziyech were all on the bench for the weekend’s match against Southampton. Antonio Rudiger and Edouard Mendy are two untouchables in Chelsea’s lineup. Rudiger has started every game for the Blues so far this season, while Mendy has 29 clean sheets in 53 appearances for the club. Mendy will depart Chelsea in January to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations for Senegal. Kepa Arrziabalga will almost probably replace him in the Chelsea lineup.
From the outside, it may appear as though the world’s most expensive goalkeeper is second fiddle to Mendy. Throughout, the Spaniard’s self-assurance was undermined.