Insiders see big improvement in Chelsea man who is firmly in Potter's plan

Report: Insiders have seen a big improvement in 28-year-old Chelsea man recently, he's now in Potter's plans

Reports have claimed that experts at Chelsea have noticed a big improvement in goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

According to The Guardian, the Spaniard has especially worked on his positioning during the time he has been the standout number two at the club.

The 28-year-old has arguably been the biggest benefiter so far of the managerial change at the club.

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Under Thomas Tuchel, his appearances were limited to domestic cup competitions, some of which only a minute or so long in order to have him on the pitch for a penalty shootout.

However, he is in line now to makes his sixth consecutive Chelsea start, and his fifth in five under Graham Potter.

Kepa impressing insiders

Helped by an Edouard Mendy injury in Potter’s early weeks at the club, Kepa has taken his chance so far with both hands, making it very difficult to drop him at this stage.

He is also on a run of back-to-back clean sheets, something the club had been distinctly lacking this season.

The Guardian have claimed that those at the club have been most impressed by his improvement in positioning when in goal, a skill he was reluctant to change during his worst spell at the club.

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With Mendy back to full fitness, the selection headache Potter faces every week is now sure to have another battle to add, with the Senegal international eager to remind everyone he is still one of the best ‘keepers in the world.

Despite a rough start to the campaign, Blues fans have seen over the last two years just how good a shot stopper Mendy is, with him saving them on many occasions with his excellence.

Competition can only mean good things for the Stamford Bridge faithful. With both ‘keepers pushing themselves and each other to be better, the standards between the sticks should continue to rise.

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