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Kepa Arrizibalaga Could Be Chelsea’s Best Goalkeeper In History

Kepa Arrizibalaga has been used sparingly this season but despite not playing regularly, in our opinion he could be seen as Chelsea’s Best goalkeeper in history.

Kepa Arrizibalaga was signed by Chelsea as the world most expensive goalkeeper and during his first season he actually show to his new employers Chelsea, the reason they paid heavily for his service while making 70 appearances for the club.

Kepa Arrizibalaga was signed as a replacement for both Petr Cech and Thibaut Cortois but despite being the world most expensive goalkeeper, he has find game time quite difficult to come by since Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard last season.

Kepa has spent just three season at Chelsea but has broken Petr Cech and Chelsea all time goalkeeping record this season despite being used sparingly.

The Spaniard has mostly featured in cup matches, like the FA Cup, Carabao Cup and seldomly in the Premier League and also in the UEFA Super Cup, however most of Kepa’s heroics has come from those Cup games. His form in those games has been impeccable and despite losing his position to Edouard Mendy, Kepa now holds the record for most penalty saves for any Chelsea goalkeeper in history.

The hallmark of the world best goalkeepers is their ability to give their best when been call upon and this has been the hallmark of Kepa’s games.

Kepa first broke this record against Aston Villa in same carabao cup and went further to increase the number of saves in the last game against Southampton, on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge.

With that save against Southampton, Kepa now has eight shoot out saves.

Kepa – seven shoot-out saves

Petr Cech – six saves

Kevin Hitchcock – four saves

Ed De Goey – two saves

Eddie Niedzwiecki – two saves

Willy Caballero – one save

Hilario – one save

Ross Turnbull – one save

This record Kepa has surpassed, despite not playing regularly for Chelsea.

Every football player at a point in time, do have some bad moments, even the all time great, but one thing that is notable with the world best, is their ability to come back and regain their form and confidence, this Kepa Arrizibalaga has successfully done with his recent performance.

In our opinion, Kepa Arizibalanga could end up even surpassing any record he has achieved so far and can go on to establish himself as Chelsea all time great, if given the chance to prove his worth again.

Yes we celebrate Mendy’s performance but it was Kepa heroics that won Chelsea the UEFA Super Cup, that made Chelsea to qualify for the quarter final of the league cup and even last season it was his performance that took Chelsea to the FA Cup final.

Kepa could indeed be the best goalkeeper Chelsea has ever had


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