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 suffered a gaffe against Manchester United.

The Senegalese 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 already proved a safe pair of hands after keeping a clean on his Premier League debut – a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Yet Mendy proved less than assured with his feet after almost netting a comical own-goal against United 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 to Thiago Silva and seeing his effort narrowly miss the back of his own net.

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 first-half saves.

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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