Kepa Arrizabalaga struggled at Chelsea last season and the goalkeeper continued to fail to impress Frank Lampard this time around, which is why the Blues invested on Edouard Mendy’s signing.

The 28-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge from Rennes after the Premier League followed the “advice” given by Petr Čech, after the Chelsea legend and advisor, monitored Mendy’s progress for three years.

Lampard has given an interview to Norway’s TV2 and revealed Čech’s tips and great reviews made it easy for the west London club to sign the goalkeeper during the last window.

“I trust him [Čech] when it comes to players in that position. I am very pleased. We have studied him carefully and Čech felt he had great qualities,” the English club’s manager said.

Mendy has conceded only two goals in all competitions for Chelsea this season, and his manager is delighted with the start the keeper has had in England.

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“’When a player like him comes to a league with a lot of pressure and starts like he’s done, it’s a great feeling for him,” he added.

“Now he just has to keep going. The more he works and the more comfortable he becomes, the more we will evolve. But I am very happy with the start and how he has contributed in the dressing room.”

Mendy was one of the seven players signed by Chelsea in the summer, and the former Derby County manager gave his views on the club’s new additions.

“I am happy with all of them. They have all improved and reinforced us. Everyone who has come in has influenced the team in their own way. We’ve seen the team become more solid in recent weeks. Part of it is about hard work and something is about individual players,” Lampard explained.

Lampard then also admitted it’s challenging to keep each of his players happy at the Bridge.

“It’s not simple with such a large squad. I know how they are, because I’ve been a player myself. When they work all week and start on the bench, then there is a lot to ask of me that everyone should be positive,” he said.

“But at the moment it feels like everyone is moving in the same direction, and everyone understands that we all need go through what will be a long season. I feel that the balance between new players and those who were here from before is very good.”