Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga wasn’t the only player who performed well last night against Lille but he made a couple of telling contributions during the 2-1 win.
He saved well from Luiz Araujo in the first half, and also saved Fikayo Tomori‘s blushes late on to prevent the Ligue One side from getting a second equaliser. With the Blues playing a high line, he also had to make a number of clearances to prevent the home side getting in on goal.
Supporters on Twitter praised Kepa’s display following the match last night:
what a performance
— angelia♡ (@cfcangelia) October 2, 2019
The best 💙
— Don Cornelius (@moni_gangsta) October 2, 2019
Safe Hands @kepa_46
— Ivan Frank Waiswa (@IvanWaiswa10) October 2, 2019
— Arbnor Murturi🇽🇰 (@Arbnor11M) October 2, 2019
Thank god TBO went Awol and never came back…
— Suh4s977 (@The_Shed_End_) October 2, 2019
Colossal in goal yet again 💙
— Vish.B ♡🇹🇹 (@Kavishti_B) October 2, 2019
you the best keeper in the whole league… soon people will believe that.. lets keep our project going.. 😊 😊
— kelvin Tima (@kelvintima) October 2, 2019
You saved the day Kepa 💪👏🏾
— Giwa Ajibola (@Blackc_diamond) October 2, 2019
— 🇳🇬Stephen🇳🇬 (@Nigerianskiller) October 2, 2019
While the Spanish international couldn’t have done much with Lille’s goal, it means he has only kept one clean sheet in all competitions so far this campaign.
Poor marking from set-pieces and injuries in defence have certainly played a role but Kepa will certainly be determined to keep a few more shutouts as the season wears on.