Chelsea boss hails own keeper over fantastic saves
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Chelsea boss hails own keeper over fantastic saves

‘Kepa showed great mental strength to produce a performance of that pedigree at short notice’ – Chelsea boss

Chelsea boss, Graham Potter has hailed goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga for making fantastic saves against Crystal Palace last weekend noting that the Spain International has stepped up.

Chelsea came from a goal down to seal a much needed win with a 2-1 victory at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Arrizabalaga was standing in for first choice goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, who failed a late fitness test before the game.

Kepa produced a number of fine saves after Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace took the lead, giving the Blues a platform to build their comeback.

And Potter hailed the Spain goalkeeper, saying he showed great mental strength to produce a performance of that pedigree at short notice.

“I thought he did really well,” Potter said after the game. He made a couple of big saves but I thought his distribution and decision making was also strong. Ultimately, we need players to step up and I feel he did that today.”

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