Thomas Tuchel could hand Kepa first choice ahead Mendy
Under Chelsea former manager, Frank Lampard Kepa did struggle matches after matches but the table may soon turn.
Spanish shot stopper Kepa Arrizabaga may soon overtake summer signing as Chelsea’s first choice goalkeeper after he started the club’s last two games including the midweek draw against Brighton and Hove Albion. Kepa has kept five clean sheets in the five games he has started since the arriving of new boss Thomas Tuchel.
It was surprising to see Kepa start the FA Cup semi final over the regular first choice goalie Edouard Mendy, however, he also started the premier league game at home to Brighton and Hove Albion. Should he continue starting for the blues in goal he could replace Mendy as the first choice goalkeeper.
One reason some fans have suggested is the reason for Kepa’s presence in the first team picture is that he is better at ball distribution than his counterpart Edouard Mendy. Kepa signed for Chelsea under former boss Sarri for a world record goalkeeper fee, however, he was initially unable to live up to expectations but has shown signs of life in the past few weeks.