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Watch Edouard Mendy and Hakim Ziyech press conferences live

Two of our summer recruits, Edouard Mendy and Hakim Ziyech, will be answering questions from the media in press conferences at Cobham on Thursday afternoon and you can watch live right here on the official Chelsea website.

First up at 1pm is our Moroccan international signed from Ajax in a transfer announced way back in February. Ziyech made his Blues debut at the weekend against Southampton and was a second-half substitute once again in Tuesday’s goalless draw against Sevilla.

The 27-year-old missed the first month of the season after sustaining a knee injury in our pre-season friendly at Brighton and is likely to be asked about his recovery from that setback, as well as his early impressions of Frank Lampard and his new team-mates.

Then it is the turn of new goalkeeper Mendy to be formally introduced at 5pm. The Senegalese shot-stopper has kept two clean sheets in his first three games for Chelsea and returned from a slight thigh injury picked up on international duty to start between the posts against Sevilla this week.

Among the possible subjects likely to be discussed with him are following in the footsteps of Petr Cech from Rennes to Stamford Bridge, as well as his unique career path and the fact he only played top-tier football in France for the first time last year.

The conferences will be broadcast at 1pm for Ziyech and 5pm for Mendy (both UK times) on Thursday 22 October. You can watch on this website via the live events stream, or on the 5th Stand app.

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