Graham Potter received praise from Chelsea supporters for giving Kepa Arrizabalaga the chance to make amends at the club.
Arrizabalaga once more began in goal for the Blues in their 3-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday (8 October). It’s safe to say that the player’s performance left the audience in awe.
In the final seconds of the first half, Kai Havertz headed in a magnificent cross from Mason Mount to give the Blues the lead.
In the 54th minute, Christian Pulisic scored from a tight angle after Mount and the American played a give-and-go. Mount then took on the role of provider once more.
In the 89th minute, Armando Broja scored a thunderous goal from outside the penalty are to make it 3-0.
The performance of Arrizabalaga won over the crowd. Many people continued to compare the Spanish goalkeeper to Manuel Neuer in his prime.
With Edouard Mendy injured, Graham Potter started Arrizabalaga in goal in all four matches that he has been in charge of the Blues. The Spaniard has been impressive in the opportunities that he has received.
He has now kept two clean sheets in his past two games for the Blues. Mendy has been the preferred goalkeeper at the club since his move from Stade Rennais. Former manager Thomas Tuchel also preferred the Senegalese in goal. However, Arrizabalaga is showing that given the opportunity, he can excel at the highest level.
Here are some of the best reactions from Chelsea fans after Kepa Arrizabalaga’s impressive performance:
@Keituu_N: The beginning of Prime Kepa has arrived .
@iamyourspec: Kepa’s confidence is at the very apex . Happy for him
@Vintage_Cfc: 2 clean sheets in 2 games. Kepa finally starting showing his talent. Safe to say now he’s our undisputed number 1.
@IbzSpeaks: Kepa’s redemption arc is truly beautiful
@CatenaccioEra: Kepa has been playing like a 80m goalkeeper
@CFCRaf2: Potter got Kepa playing like prime Neuer as a sweeper keeper
@NkingKu: This Kepa remontada is making me so happy. My Kepa
@angienocfc: This revival was potters engagement gift to kepa
@CFCWave: Kepa I’ve always loved and supported you thank you for letting me have the last laugh, it’s not only how he’s playing at the moment it’s the confidence he oozes
@Badstuber_I: Big KEPA!!! Keep playing this man in goal 🧱