Chelsea Manager Has Full Confidence in Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga


Thomas Tuchel, manager of Chelsea, has insisted he has full confidence in goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Further, he thinks can prove himself once again as a top shot-stopper.

Then-manager Frank Lampard lobbied for the signing of new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

The latter has impressed since his £ 22m move from Rennes, in an abysmal 2019/20 season, in which Kepa posted a historically low save percentage.

Mendy was Tuchel’s go-to goalkeeper, too, but the boss announced Kepa will be given a chance to prove himself.

He will play in Thursday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie with Barnsley.

“He will play [against Barnsley],” said Tuchel according to The Telegraph. “From outside, of course, we had a view on his situation and some difficulties on the sporting side. Maybe, also, the circumstances of his transfer are a little bit on his shoulders. That was the impression from far away, from outside.

“The good thing for him is that we start new, that this is a new start for him because I don’t have a history with him and I hope there will be no difficulties and I don’t see them coming. Today, I absolutely believe [he can turn things around].”


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