Édouard Mendy far from his usual standards. The Senegalese goalkeeper of Chelsea was the author of a gross hesitation during the match lost against Leeds (0-3) on behalf of the 3rd day of the Premier League , giving on a plateau the first goal to rookie Brenden Aaronson at the 33rd minute.
On a yet innocuous back pass from Thiago Silva, the former Rennais has time to clear his ball but procrastinates and awaits the arrival of the American midfielder, whom he tries to eliminate with a hook. But his gesture is missed and his vis-à-vis steals the ball from him just in front of the goal, before finishing quietly in the empty cage. Last season, the Blues goalkeeper had already made a similar mistake in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League against Real Madrid (1-3). Karim Benzema took the opportunity to sign a hat-trick.
Kehrer, a penalty conceded to start
On Leeds’ second goal, Mendy is this time too short to repel Rodrigo’s uncrossed header from a free kick (37′) while he can’t do anything on the third and Harrison’s recovery from close range (69′), again not helped by his defense. The nightmarish afternoon for the Londoners ended with the expulsion of Koulibaly following a second warning, a week after his goal against Tottenham (2-2) . Note that the Peacocks had not beaten the Blues for 21 years.
In the other 3 p.m. game, West Ham lost at home to Brighton (0-2). A match during which Thilo Kehrer, who was making his debut, distinguished himself by conceding a penalty. The former Parisian broke Welbeck in the position of last defender at the entrance to the area, after twenty minutes of play.