Edouard Mendy is out injured with a thigh injury.
The Senegalese goalkeeper joined Chelsea earlier this summer. The former Rennais custodian was on national duty with Senegal but an untimely injury in training, has seen the player now being sent back home.
The Senegalese Football Federation confirmed the news via an official statement, which reads: “The Senegalese Football Federation announces the goalkeeper of the National Selection Edouard Mendy sustained an injury to the right thigh that occurred during the training session on Wednesday, October 07, 2020 and has undergone a medical examination at the hospital in Rabat.
“Edouard Mendy has also left the group this afternoon to return to his Club (Chelsea) where he will undergo further examinations.
“The Senegalese Football Federation wishes him a speedy recovery.
“He will be replaced by the young goalkeeper of the U20 national team, Boubacar Fall, who was regrouping in Toubab Dialao and who moved to Rabat in the early evening.”
Mendy came to the club to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga who had a good time with the national squad keeping a clean sheet in their 0-0 draw against Portugal.
Should Mendy fail to recover, Kepa will be expected to take his place in the starting line up.