Kepa Arrrizabalaga recently announced that he was playing confidently, and he feels amazing to support his club.
Kepa under the new manager
After a scoreless draw against Bees (Brentford) on Wednesday evening, Chelsea may have lost ground on some of their best competitors, but Arrizabalaga’s upbeat demeanor when talking to Amazon Prime after the match was not unexpected.
Chelsea kept its fifth straight shot on target, extending their undefeated streak to 7 games across all competitions. Kepa’s assurance stems from the fact that he’s been a significant person.
Kepa has been able to regain the No 1 jersey under new manager Graham Potter due to some admirable appearances and an unlucky injury to the prior first choice, Edouard Mendy, who began being benched in all but one of the Blues’ seven matches with Thomas Tuchel at the beginning of the season.
But football advances quickly, and only 7 weeks after the summer window that he pondered moving from Chelsea closed, Kepa suddenly seems at ease performing as the most valuable goalkeeper in the planet.
Arrizabalaga’s confident performance on the field
Kepa made his debut for the campaign during Tuchel’s penultimate match in charge, a humiliating 1-0 loss against Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia, at the beginning of September.
After recovering from a leg injury, it was anticipated that Mendy would rejoin the team, but he’s been forced to be benched after his injury.
After debuting with the defeat against Dinamo, which he prevented from becoming more disastrous by making a spectacular save to stop Dinamo’s Ristovski in the 2nd part of the match, Kepa has kept the No 1 jersey for all 7 of the games Potter has supervised.
The former Seagulls’ (Brighton’s) manager has continued to trust Kepa for more reasons than just the outstanding saves — those against Ings and Ramsey during the victory against Aston Villa were especially noteworthy.
Kepa is likely to play from the start of Chelsea’s upcoming game against FC Salzburg, which strengthens the veracity of the claim that he has returned to professional football.