Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has heaped praise on Kepa Arrizabalaga after the Spaniard returning to the starting line-up this evening.
Willy Caballero has been the Blues’ stopper in recent weeks after Lampard decided to make a change in between the sticks.
Arrizabalaga has spent the last four Chelsea matches on the bench.
But his return tonight was a solid one, as Lampard’s men beat Liverpool 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
“I was really pleased for Kepa,” said Lampard.
“It’s not easy because all players want to play and a goalkeeper gets scrutinised more than any other position and he made some good saves.
Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga made a triumphant return in between the posts for Chelsea
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“He’s shown good character and he played well.”
Arrizabalaga wasn’t the only Chelsea man to impress in west London this evening, however.
Midfield starlet Billy Gilmour, 18, ran the show tonight and has announced himself to the footballing world.
“What an incredible performance for a young player,” Lampard said.
Kepa made a stunning triple save against Liverpool
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“He was a calm head in that first five or 10 minutes. He’s a throwback of a midfielder.
“Can you put your foot in? Yes. Can you make angles to play the passes? Yes.
“He’s only slight in stature but he’s huge in personality. He deserves people to talk about him after a performance like that.”
Liverpool have now lost three of their last four matches in all competitions following defeats to Atletico Madrid and Watford in recent weeks.
Kepa Arrizabalaga has been on the bench for Chelsea in recent weeks
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