Against Liverpool, on Tuesday night, in the FA Cup 5th round tie, Billy Gilmour took the plaudits for his man-of-the-match performance.
However, another of the Chelsea starting eleven, Kepa Arrizabalaga, must have run the young Scotsman very close.
After sitting out the last half a dozen games, with Frank Lampard preferring to use Willy Caballero, Kepa made a return to the starting eleven for what was a crucial FA Cup tie.
Ahead of the game, as reported by The Daily Mail, Frank Lampard had insisted that the 25-year-old Spaniard still had a future at Chelsea Football Club, remarking:
“He’s been professional, as expected. He’s trained well and he’s kept his head down, supported the team.
“I say the same every week because I get asked this every week, but he’s been good.”
Kepa, aware that he needed a good performance, went on to produce something akin to a faultless display, denying Liverpool with a string of saves, one particular attack, in the first half, saw Kepa make three saves in a matter of seconds, denying Mane, Jones and Origi.
That burst of action saw Kepa, once the ball had been cleared out of his penalty area, punch the air in delight.
This weekend, Frank has a hard decision to make, does he stick with Kepa between the posts or does he recall Caballero?
My view is that he should stick with Kepa!
However, returning to a recent poll we published, where the pertinent question was:
IS KEPA’S TIME AT CHELSEA COMING TO AN END?
The result suggested it is with 62% of those who voted going for the YES option and only 38% going for the NO option.
I wonder, after the performance last night, whether any of those who voted YES have changed their minds?
Chelsea v Everton?
Chelsea to Win!
Everton to Win!
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