Ian Wright shocked at 'unbelievable story' of one Chelsea player

'It's an unbelievable story': Ian Wright shocked over what's happened to £72m Chelsea player this season

Ian Wright has claimed on ‘The Kelly and Wrighty Show’ that he is shocked over how Kepa Arrizabalaga has fought his way back into the side at Chelsea.

The Spain international has been an ever-present since Graham Potter came in, benefitting from an injury to Edouard Mendy when the new manager came in.

However, his impressive performances have kept the former UEFA goalkeeper of the year out of the team since returning to full fitness.

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The 28-year-old saved his best display for when the Blues really needed it this weekend. Despite winning 2-0 against Aston Villa, the clean sheet was protected by a string of sensational saves.

Wright has been left astonished by the turnaround in form of a player who couldn’t have looked further away from a starting role despite being signed for £72m.

He said: “I like the rejuvenation of someone like Kepa, what’s happened with Kepa. It’s an unbelievable story for him.

Wright astonished at Kepa

“The way it was going and how people were talking, he was probably finished there. But Tuchel brought him and he’s kept him in there and he’s doing fantastically.”

Last summer, it looked as if the Spaniard was allowed to leave the club if the right offer came in, with Napoli one of the sides interested in a deal.

Now though, the number one spot at Stamford Bridge looks his to lose, which could pose questions about the future of Mendy.

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It seems Potter has been pleased with Kepa’s ability to start attacks quicker, with his distribution rated far higher than his competition’s.

He will surely start again for tomorrow night’s London derby against Brentford, with the Bees fans hoping to help their side snap Chelsea’s winning run.

However, they’ll struggle to do so if they meet Kepa in a similar vein of form to how he was last weekend.

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