Chelsea are getting ready to fight for the FIFA club world cup trophy as they face the Brazilian side, Palmeiras on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
Chelsea fans have been divided in the opinions on who should stay at goal during the encounter.
Meanwhile, Edouard Mendy sends 12-word message to Kepa Arrizabalaga ahead of Chelsea vs Palmeiras
“Today when we needed him he was there and made one big save. He’s in very good shape. He plays and trains well. We’re lucky to have him. In the next days we have to decide who plays the final. We’re waiting for Thomas’ opinion and the goalkeeping coaches before we take the decision for the final.”
Whoever is trusted to start in goal is yet to be decided, but as per London News Online, the African-born shot-stopper is set to be given the nod.
Regardless of the eventual outcome of the selection decision, the 29-year-old has sent Kepa a ‘fantastic’ 12-word message that will only encourage teams across Europe to take another chance on a player who was tipped to be the best goalkeeper in the world when signed as Thibaut Courtois’ heir.
“He did a fantastic job when I was at AFCON, even before,” Mendy’s 12-word message read.
“We all know how good he is and this is why you play for Chelsea. You are the best player in every position.”
He then went on to add, regarding the goalkeeping team at the club: “You have to be ready, to fight for your place.
“Yes, we work really well with Marcus [Bettinelli] also and the goalkeeper coach, Hilario. I think it’s very good teamwork. The team is most important.