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Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy makes first-half howler against Leeds

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy loses the ball to Leeds midfielder Brenden Aaronson.
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Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy made a first-half howler against Leeds in the teams' Premier League clash at Elland Road on Sunday.

Mendy tried to dribble the ball around Leeds midfielder Brenden Aaronson and was dispossessed by the United States international, who was left with a tap-in to give the Whites the lead after 33 minutes.

The Senegalese goalkeeper was furious with himself following the blunder, which was reminiscent of his error for Chelsea against Real Madrid in the Champions League last season.

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On that occasion, the 30-year-old lost the ball to Karim Benzema and was punished as the French forward converted en route to a 3-1 win for Los Blancos at Stamford Bridge.

This mistake could also be costly, with Leeds going on to double their lead before the interval as Rodrigo Moreno made it 2-0 just four minutes later.

Meanwhile, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was watching on from the touchline at Elland Road after his one-match ban for the unseemly fracas with Tottenham boss Antonio Conte last weekend was temporarily suspended.

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Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is Weekend Editor for FourFourTwo. A European football writer with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa América - and has spent much of that time in Spain. He currently divides his time between Barcelona and London.