Kepa or Mendy? Thomas Tuchel Makes Chelsea First Choice Decision After Newcastle Victory

Thomas Tuchel Confirms Chelsea First Choice Keeper After Dropping Mendy For Kepa On Magpies Clash

Kepa Arrizabalaga marked another clean sheet last night with Edouard Mendy watching from the bench as Chelsea trash out Newcastle United

Chelsea climbed to the fourth place on Monday night after 2-0 victory over Newcastle United as Kepa Arrizabalaga provided yet another deserved performance.

The Spaniard seems to have regained his spot in Chelsea squad after seeing Thomas Tuchel pick him over Edouard Mendy in their last two games.

But Tuchel has disclosed that Edouard Mendy without doubt remains Chelsea’s number one choice despite Kepa returning to form.

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Speaking on the issue, Tuchel said; “I am very happy Kepa continued with a second clean sheet and it was the right moment to let him feel the rhythm and build his confidence.

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“We hoped for the very best performance and Edu will be in from now on because he is the number one.”

In addition to Blues’ victory over Magpies, Tuchel said; “It was a very good night, the perfect evening.

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“We knew we had he opportunity to jump into the top four. We took this chance, the guys get a well deserved two days off now.

“Second half was not our best, we struggled with decision making, confidence and technical mistakes. But we always accept the fight.

“I got the impression we don’t wan to lose what we built in the first half, I prefer us to think about what we can create.”

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Chelsea will continue their EPL top spot fight as Man United have surprisingly dropped points with a second place finish looking more likely for the German manager.

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