Thomas Tuchel Explains Reason For Handing Kepa Arrizabalaga Major Lifeline

Thomas Tuchel Explains Reason For Handing Kepa Arrizabalaga Major Lifeline

Kepa Arrizabalaga recorded his yet another clean sheet on Monday night against Newcastle United as Thomas Tuchel opted to field the Spaniard over Edouard Mendy

Chelsea are back in the top four after recording another pleasant win under Tuchel with Kepa Arrizabalaga also handed yet another Lifeline to restore his dieing career.

Tuchel opted to have Kepa in between the sticks over Edouard Mendy who was landed at Stamford Bridge when Kepa was totally out of form.

Blues took a fine lead against Newcastle United after Olivier Giroud came off the bench to net a fine opener following Tammy Abraham’s early time injury.

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Timo Werner ended his goal drought in same night as after a quick VAR check wasn’t able to stop the German from getting his name on the score sheet.

Kepa Arrizabalaga’s return to the squad came after he bagged a clean sheet under stubborn Barnsley as Blues triumphed into the next stage of the FA Cup with Tuchel eyeing his first Chelsea trophy.

Speaking on the 26-year-old’s return to the squad, Tuchel said; “We need a strong Kepa in our squad.

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“He had a good game in the cup so we decided to give him another match to build up a little bit of rhythm and confidence and to trust him because he did very good.

“At the same time it give Edouard the chance to recover, to mentally recover. It’s a demanding position so with one decision we have both advantages.”

Adding voice on the reinstatement, Garry Neville said; “I thought we had seen the last of him.

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“Managers when they come in, particularly top managers, think they can improve players. I have to say he looked well short of a top keeper.”

Chelsea are now 4th on the league table as they cling on multiple hope for the next UCL qualification as they are yet to be eliminated from the current UCL campaign.

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