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Today’s first team practice featured a Chelsea player who spent £22 million and hasn’t played since before the World Cup.

In a video shared on Sky Sports' Twitter feed, a Chelsea player who cost £22 million and hasn't played since before the World Cup was spotted back in first team practice today.

In a video shared on Sky Sports’ Twitter feed, a Chelsea player who cost £22 million and hasn’t played since before the World Cup was spotted back in first team practice today. The 31-year-old goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has been missing from the field for a number of causes. Even though he hasn’t been able to train for the majority of this time due to an injury, it’s feasible that he still wouldn’t have played if he were healthy.

Graham Potter, the current manager at Stamford Bridge, appears to like Kepa Arrizabalaga as the goalkeeper more. Long-term first team participation for Kepa represents a major improvement over his prior club problems. After Edouard Mendy’s arrival, he has primarily remained on the bench behind the Senegalese goalkeeper, who was signed for £22 million from France.

Chelsea training after their 3-1 win against Leicester on Saturday pic.twitter.com/uOdE2NDNQB

There have been recent speculations that the club is more willing to sell Mendy than Kepa. Mendy’s return to training is good news for Potter, though, since competition is always good at any position.

Despite Edouard Mendy’s comeback, Kepa Arrizabalaga is not likely to be benched from the starting lineup given his recent strong play.

Less than a week ago, Kepa was seen making a number of superb saves in the Champions League, aiding Chelsea’s incredible comeback against Borussia Dortmund.

In less than two years, Mendy’s contract will expire, and his future with the team is anticipated to be decided after the conclusion of the current campaign. He is reportedly not actively negotiating to extend his Chelsea contract, thus he will likely depart the team this summer.

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