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Not enough – Graham Potter is now seriously considering upgrading two players at Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel spoke with Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy

According to reports, Chelsea are considering upgrading two of their first team players as Graham Potter seeks restructure.

The Englishman replaced Thomas Tuchel at the beginning of the season, and he is now keen on building his own squad to challenge for titles.

The Sun reported that Potter wants to start rebuild from the defensive position and the first players on the list are Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy.


Chelsea signed Kepa from Athletic Bilbao in 2018 for a world-record fee of £80 million for a goalkeeper, but he has struggled for consistency in the first couple of seasons at Stamford Bridge.

To fix the goalkeeping problem, former Blues boss Frank Lampard went on to sign Mendy from Logue 1 side Rennes who proved key member of Tuchel’s squad in their Champions League winning campaign.

Up till last season, the Senegal international has played a vital role in role in Chelsea’s charge for titles and top four finish, however, the 30-year-old lost form in the latter half of last season and started this campaign shakily.


Kepa has been doing well since he was reintroduced to the starting XI until he picked up an injury against
Brighton and Hove Albion. Potter had to go back with Mendy for the remaining games before the World Cup.

While the injury prevent Kepa from getting a call-up to the Spain squad for their World Cup campaign in Qatar, Mendy made a horror start against the Netherlands but his performance in the following two games helped his country qualify for the next round of the tournament.

The two goalkeepers have their respective contracts coming to an end in the summer of 2025, and according to the Mirror, Potter has not decided on his number one and will let football decide for him.


Now, it seems as if he is willing to let them go and buy a new goalkeeper in the summer. Will that be a good option? Remains to be seen. Historically, Potter has preferred goalkeepers who are comfortable with the ball at their feet.