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Explanation provided for Mendy’s absence from the Chesea vs Spurs team

Why Edouard Mendy is out of Chelsea's squad to face Tottenham

An explanation for the absence of Chelsea team’s shooting stopper Edouard Mendy to face Tottenham Hotspur tonight has been posted online.

Retirees looking at 3 points

Of course, Thomas Tuchel’s men are set to be back in action shortly.

After keeping a good start to the campaign alive thanks to a 1-0 takedown of Zenit St. Petersburg during the week, the Blues have made the journey through London, for a derby showdown with Tottenham.

Chelsea will go into desperate process for the three points, in a bid to keep up with Liverpool and Manchester United at the Premier League summit.

This is because the former did brief work at Crystal Palace on Saturday, before United had a last gasp of penalty from David de Gea to thank the three hard-fought points at West Ham this afternoon:

‘A great success’

In turn, Thomas Tuchel was undoubtedly eager to have as many of his key players as possible in shape and available for selection on Sunday.

However, once the Blues’ starting lineup was announced prior to the North London kickoff, it quickly became clear that a crucial member of the club’s first-choice XI would play no role.

The player in question? Edouard Mendy:

Thus, the issue of Mendy’s absence was inevitably brought up to Tuchel during his pre-match press duties not long ago.

And the Chelsea manager went on to confirm that his number one among the posts was on the receiving end of a ‘big hit’ against Zenit midweek, ruling him out of proceedings against Spurs:

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Liverpool FC 5 eleven 13
2 Manchester city 5 10 10
3 United manchester 4 8 10
4 Chelsea Football Club 4 8 10
5 Everton FC 5 3 10
6 Brighton and Hove Albion 4 2 9
7 Tottenham Hotspur 4 0 9
8 West Ham United 4 5 8
9 Brentford fc 5 3 8
10 Aston Villa 5 1 7
eleven Watford FC 5 -2 6
12 Leicester City 4 -2 6
13 Arsenal FC 5 -7 6
14 crystal Palace 5 -3 5
fifteen Southampton FC 5 -2 4
sixteen Wolverhampton Wanderers 5 -3 3
17 Leeds United 5 -7 3
18 Newcastle united 5 -7 2
19 FC Burnley 5 -6 1
twenty Norwich city 5 -12 0
Player Team Goals
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 4
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno United manchester 4
Benrahma said West Ham United 3
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano United manchester 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea Football Club 3
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 3
Maupay, Neal Brighton and Hove Albion 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Sarr, Ismael Watford FC 3
Greenwood, Mason United manchester 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 2
Saint-Maximin, Allan Newcastle united 2
Toney, Ivan Brentford fc 2
Fornals, Pablo West Ham United 2
Torres, Ferran Manchester city 2
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 2
Gallagher, Conor crystal Palace 2

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