Chelsea stars enjoy Christmas lunch with Edouard Mendy loving the party despite 'contract snub' | The Sun
EDOUARD MENDY looked the life of the party as Chelsea stars enjoyed a Christmas lunch yesterday.
That’s despite SunSport exclusive revealing the goalie has SNUBBED a new six-year deal at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea stars gathered at Cobham for a special training session on Thursday ahead of next week’s Premier League return.
Graham Potter is hoping to kickstart his stuttering season with a win over lowly Bournemouth.
And to boost the mood, his players tucked into a veritable Christmas feast after a gruelling training session in the cold.
Enjoying seasonal plates of turkey and trimmings, stars pulled crackers and wore party hats as they posed for a series of photos.
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Christian Pulisic took control of the camera in one shot as he cracked a huge smile with Kalidou Koulibaly, Denis Zakaria, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Wesley Fofana and disgruntled goalie Mendy.
The Senegal ace believes Chelsea have not shown him enough “respect” with their latest contract offer, with the wage deemed too low.
The stopper wants parity with Kepa Arrizabalaga, who earns almost double his current £100,000 a week.
But despite talks stalling, Mendy was all smiles as he posed for the camera alongside his cheerful Chelsea chums.
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Elsewhere, Pulisic took a snap with Kai Havertz, who also made sure he didn’t miss out on pulling any crackers.
Jorginho put an arm around Thiago Silva as the experienced duo shared a laugh.
And Kepa Arrizabalaga did the same with captain and compatriot Cesar Azpilicueta.
There was further good news for supporters as crocked duo Reece James and Ben Chilwell took centre stage for a snap also featuring Mason Mount and Marc Cucurella.
The full-backs both missed out on England’s World Cup campaign, but could make a return to Chelsea’s team next month.
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