'Every time': Thomas Frank admits he thought one Chelsea player was 'fantastic' again last night

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has claimed to Prime Video that Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was ‘fantastic’ again last night.

The Blues were held to a 0-0 draw across West London last night, although they again had to thank their goalkeeper for the clean sheet.

While there were no extraordinary saves similar to the game against Aston Villa last weekend, the Spaniard showed more signs of his meteoric rise to the top of his game.

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An assured display against the likes of the dangerous Ivan Toney will further boost his confidence as he continues to make his claim to be the number one at Stamford Bridge.

Edouard Mendy is still yet to feature for the Blues, with Potter now making it seven games in a row for the Spain international.

With the club unbeaten since the former Brighton man took the reins, there has been no need as of yet to change the man between the sticks.

Frank praises Kepa

Frank said after the game that the Blues can have their goalkeeper to thank again for maintaining their unbeaten streak.

He said: “Kepa was fantastic. Every time Chelsea come here, their goalkeeper is Man of the Match.”

The Brentford manager will have very recent memories of being denied by goalkeeping heroics at home against Chelsea.

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Last season, the Blues were victorious in a very similar style of game, winning 1-0 thanks to a Ben Chilwell stunner.

However, the Bees dominated proceedings, only not finding the net due to the brilliance of Mendy between the sticks.

The Senegal international made a string of sensational saves to deny the likes of Bryan Mbuemo and Pontus Jansson from close range.

The Blues will be hoping for less reliance on their goalkeeper in the upcoming weekend’s massive fixture with Manchester United, with a place in the top four at stake for the winner.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released