Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has made a personal record after showing a heroic performance in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa.
Mason Mount scored the two goals to secure the three points for the Blues, but Arrizabalaga arguably played an even more important role in the game.
Despite the seemingly comfortable scoreline, the visitors were under pressure for a large chunk of the game as Villa had more and better goalscoring opportunities.
Steven Gerrard’s men made 18 shot attempts in the game, while Chelsea had just eight.
Thankfully for Chelsea, they had Arrizabalaga, who made seven saves, including five from inside the penalty box.
According to Opta, it was the 28-year-old’s most saves without conceding a goal in a match.
It was also the Spain international’s fourth consecutive clean sheet after reclaiming his spot as the number one ahead of Edouard Mendy under Graham Potter.
Potter has yet to confirm that Arrizabalaga will play a long-term first-choice goalkeeper role, but considering the former Athletic Bilbao’s form, the manager will have very little reason not to keep playing him.
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