Captain Kepa –

He was Chelsea’s hero without a cape. Kepa Arrizabalaga saved Graham Potter’s in two meritorious interventions to actions by Reus and Wolf that kept the Londoners alive. It is not the first time that Kepa has saved Chelsea during this campaign. After starting Mendy’s substitute course. The Senegalese’s injury opened the door to ownership. Tuchel’s departure also helped. With Potter, almost 100% of the games have started and he has become life insurance for Londoners. The Spanish goalkeeper has eleven clean sheets so far this season. Some numbers and some performances that have cleared up the debate on Kepa. Since he signed for the Stamford Bridge club in 2018, there was always doubt about the Spaniard, but it is in this campaign that the best Kepa is being seen. To the goalkeeper of €80M. Nobody criticizes that Kepa is a starter at Chelsea anymore. Now the forgotten one is Mendy, the starter in the second Champions League for London. Since then, Kepa has known how to reverse the situation based on work and many great saves.

He even ended up as Chelsea captain in the second round of the round of 16 when Mateo Kovacic was replaced and he was given the bracelet. A gesture that recognizes the step forward that Kepa has taken in the blue dressing room now that things are going well for him.

Door open to Selection

A role that reopens the debate on his return to the National Team. With Luis Enrique, he went from being among the chosen ones to leaving the calls and missing the two great events in Spain: Euro 2021 and the 2022 World Cup. His last appointment with La Roja was in November 2020 (the famous 6-0 against Germany, who was a substitute for Unai Simón). His last minutes with the Spanish National Team was a friendly in October 2020 against Portugal (0-0).

“I see all the lists, I want to be on all of them. The coach decides, but I’ll be waiting. I haven’t spoken to anyone from the Federation.” explained after the Champions League clash against Borussia the Basque goalkeeper in microphones of El Larguero de la SER. The imminent first call-up for Luis de la Fuente opens hopes for the Spanish goalkeeper as he is performing at a very high level.

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