Chelsea new keeper Edouard Mendy 'summons inner Kepa' after almost scoring comic own goal with shocking pass at Man Utd

CHELSEA'S struggles with goalkeepers threatened to continue after Edouard Mendy almost scored a comical own goal against Manchester United.

The Senegal international was snapped up from Rennes for £24million when the Blues lost patience with Kepa Arrizabalaga following a series of errors.

The 28-year-old has so far proved a safe pair of hands after keeping a clean on his Premier League debut – a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Yet Mendy looked less than assured with his feet as he nearly passed into his own net at Old Trafford.

The Blues No1 was given time and space to pick a pass after recieving the ball from Kurt Zouma.

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But he then had his heart in his mouth after attempting to play it out across his own goal to Thiago Silva… and seeing the ball narrowing go past the far post.

And fans on social media cracked up at the incident with one claiming Mendy was 'unleashing his inner Kepa'.

Another tweeted: "Trying to be Manuel Neuer isn't for everyone I see."

A third added: "Never go full Kepa!"

A fourth joked: "Surely Mendy should have scored from there!"

Fortunately for Chelsea supporters, Mendy bounced back from the mistake with a series of impressive saves as the Blues earned a point against their top-flight rivals.

He first stayed big to save from Marcus Rashford after the England star was sent through on goal.

Mendy then produced an acrobatic stop to keep out former Blue Juan Mata's curling strike.

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