'Might help him', 'Great opportunity': Some Chelsea fans urge Tuchel to start 27-year-old tomorrow
Chelsea host non-league opponents Chesterfield tomorrow at Stamford Bridge – and some Blues fans on Twitter claim goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga should start in net for them.
The Blues welcome the National League side to London on Saturday evening for the prestigious FA Cup third round tie.
For Chelsea, they are in the middle of some intense fixtures in both the Premier League and Carabao Cup. Therefore, it wouldn’t be a surprise if German manager Thomas Tuchel looks to make the most of his squad tomorrow.
The Chelsea Chronicle has predicted the starting line-up that Tuchel will select for the weekend’s cup fixture.
Chelsea fans want Kepa start
A selection of Blues supporters on social media are suggesting that Kepa should keep his spot in the starting XI against minnows Chesterfield.
With Edouard Mendy away on international duty with Senegal for the Africa Cup of Nations, Kepa’s temporarily promoted to the position of number one goalkeeper at the Bridge. That leaves Marcus Bettinelli as his back-up, too.
Kepa, 27, kept a clean sheet on Wednesday night during his side’s 2-0 win against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.
There is the second leg of the Spurs tie to prepare for next Wednesday, but some of the Blues fanbase reckon he should try build some momentum with another start at home to Chesterfield.
He’s kept four clean sheets in seven appearances this season, so hasn’t played a great deal of football. He’s about to enter a really daunting set of fixtures where he could do with confidence and match sharpness.
Here are some Blues fans discussing Kepa: