Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has detailed the difference between new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The Senegalese international has started six of the last eight games for the Blues since his arrival this summer.

His £22m transfer came after Arrizabalaga, who arrived for £70m in 2018, conceded six goals in just three appearances to kick off the campaign.

And Zouma, who has only missed one game this season while scoring three goals, has explained the difference between the two players on the pitch.

Speaking to the Standard , the defender said: “He has been great, with the ball at his feet and he is big, too.

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has detailed the difference between Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal
Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has detailed the difference between Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal

“He has presence and catches the ball when he comes out. He is talking a lot, doing a great job. He settled in very quickly, but we have to keep focused.

“I speak French and I know him a little bit from before. He is a top guy, a very clever guy.

“Easy to talk to. He is super-intelligent, very calm. He has no problems speaking English.

“We were talking French, but now he has learned some English very quickly.”

The Senegalese international has replaced Kepa Arrizabalaga, letting just one goal in from six games
The Senegalese international has replaced Kepa Arrizabalaga, letting just one goal in from six games

Mendy has only conceded one goal in all of his appearances outside of penalty shootouts for the Blues between the posts.

And it has earned high praise from manager Frank Lampard.

“I think we have to give credit to the individuals and the collective,” he said after the 3-0 win over Burnley.

“[Edouard’s] done so well, so I’m pleased for the way he’s started. When you sign players and bring them into the group, you want to see how they are.

And Zouma has said Mendy 'is talking a lot' and has settled in 'very quickly' with the Stamford Bridge side
And Zouma has said Mendy 'is talking a lot' and has settled in 'very quickly' with the Stamford Bridge side

“You never quite know until they are in the building. He’s settled in really quite well.

“He’s engaging, trains hard, wants to talk and make relationships with the players in front of him. It’s been a really good start.”

While Mendy has Kepa as back-up, club legend Petr Cech is also in the squad this season at 38 years old.