Axel Disasi thinks Chelsea’s Robert Sanchez put in an excellent performance in the goalless draw against Bournemouth.
It was yet another frustrating day out for Chelsea’s attack during the 0-0 draw away to Bournemouth this weekend.
However, the Blues did keep a clean sheet thanks to some heroics in-between the sticks.
Robert Sanchez, who’s taken the role as Chelsea’s No 1 keeper, made a string of eye-catching saves against Bournemouth to keep them out.
We felt it was the best we’ve seen from the Spanish goalkeeper since his £25million (Sky Sports) summer arrival from Brighton.
Blues centre-back Axel Disasi, 25, praised his new teammate after his contribution in goal this afternoon.
“I think Robert in the goal did a great job this afternoon,” Disasi told Sky Sports, as quoted by BBC Sport (4:28pm, 17 September).
Sanchez will have earned a lot of trust from the Chelsea fanbase today with his individual contribution.
The 25-year-old was called into action several times as Mauricio Pochettino’s side tried to push for a winner and made the game stretched.
It’s noticeable the Blues keeper is very comfortable gathering crosses into the box, something which was a criticism labelled at predecessor Kepa Arrizabalaga. Also, his reading of the game against Bournemouth and timing was spot on.
Let’s hope Sanchez moves forward with huge confidence from Sunday and nails down the spot in the XI.
Meanwhile, the inquest will continue on why Chelsea continue to fail as an attacking unit.