Frank Lampard has revealed that Mendy and Ben Chilwell will be available for Chelsea as they face Tottenham Hotspur today in the Carabao Cup.
The Blues have endured a mixed start to the Premier League season, following up their opening weekend win over Brighton with a defeat to champions Liverpool and snatching a point in a dramatic encounter with West Brom.
Frank Lampard’s side tasted success on their last visit to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in December, winning 2-0 in a bad tempered affair which saw Son Heung-min sent off.
Speaking ahead of the game, the Blues boss Lampard confirmed that new signings Edouard Mendy and Ben Chilwell would be included in the squad.
“Mendy and Chilwell are in the squad tomorrow,” Lampard told reporters on Monday.
“They are fit and we will see if they start or not. Ziyech and Pulisic are not far away but they are still in a recovery phase. Too early for them both.”
When asked about Mendy, Lampard refused to confirm whether the goalkeeper would make his debut but admitted his first impressions of the former Rennes stopper was good.
“It is all very positive from the early signs and interactions,” he added.
“Just as a man on the training pitch. He has settled very well in the first few days and we have made him feel welcome as always. It is competition.
“He is a good goalkeeper and we know a lot about him. We will see how we go.”
Full Chelsea squad:
Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero
Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Emerson Palmieri
Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz
Attackers: Tammy Abraham, Timo Werner, Olivier Giroud, Callum Hudson-Odoi