Kepa Arrizabalaga’s saves against Liverpool could save his Chelsea goalkeeping career
Kepa Arrizabalaga produced a stunning performance to help Chelsea overcome Liverpool in their FA Cup clash. The Spaniard made his first start for the Blues since he was dropped to the bench in January this year .
Kepa’s display could see him return to the starting line up in Frank Lampard’s team this weekend Kepa Arrizabalaga was instrumental to Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Liverpool in their FA Cup fifth-round clash at Stamford Bridge earlier this week. Goals from Willian and Ross Barkley propelled the Blues to the quarterfinal stage of the championship.
Three more wins more for the London club and Frank Lampard could be lifting his first-ever title as a manager. The Spaniard managed to keep a clean sheet in his first start for the Stamford Bridge outfit since January this year. Although, Wilfred Caballero in between the sticks for the London club did not better their chances – winning just one victory in their last five matches.
Their solitary victory over Tottenham Hotspur was the only win they recorded while the Spanish born keeper was on holiday. The Argentine conceded twice to allow Bournemouth to force them to draw at the Vitality Stadium over the weekend. Meanwhile, Kepa’s performance against Liverpool could help him take his number one position when they return to action this weekend.
The 25-year-old made daring saves to keep his side spotless in the game, including a close-range opportunity from prolific scorer Sadio Mane earlier in the game. According to Give Me Sport, Frank Lampard was said to have expressed confidence in the goaltender heading into the fixture.
The Spaniard, however, lived up to the trust invested in him and the Blues boss must have been surprised with his magnificent treble save midway through the first half. Meanwhile, fans on social medial hailed the goalkeeper after his incredible display against Jurgen Klopp’s men.