Kepa Arrizabalaga’s start at Chelsea has been better than expected
Chelsea went bold in replacing Thibaut Courtois in the summer when they splashed out £71.6million (Sky Sports) on Kepa Arrizabalaga, which is a world-record fee for a goalkeeper.
But the 24-year-old appears to be an excellent investment and has even gone under the radar a little.
Maurizio Sarri’s team is filled with quality talents all over the park and the ever so consistent goalkeeper may not have received the credit he deserves so far this season.
David De Gea memorably had a tough start to life in English football when he first moved to Manchester United, before going on to become arguably the best player at Old Trafford.
But in comparison Kepa has made a smooth transition to the Premier League and nobody is laughing now about his huge price tag.
The shot-stopper is now even pushing De Gea close for the Spain number one jersey and Sarri must be relieved with his summer addition.
It was crucial that Chelsea found a top-class goalkeeper to replace Courtois and they have done just that by bringing in Kepa from Athletic Bilbao.
Keep has proven he’s a modern-day number one with his composure on the ball and his range of passing makes him perfect for the system.
He’s also an excellent shot-stopper too with some memorable eye-catching blocks already this season and no fans seem to be worried about his spot in the team.