Edouard Mendy’s injury gave Kepa Arrizabalaga the opportunity to play. However, Mendy’s bad luck didn’t necessarily make Kepa happy. He wanted Mendy to get well soon.
Mendy should be under the bar Chelsea in the duel against Tottenham. However, the Senegalese goalkeeper was injured. Instead, it was Kepa who played since the early minutes.
Kepa looks good. The Spanish goalkeeper was able to keep his goal from conceding until the game was over. Kepa also received a lot of praise for the performance displayed during Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Tottenham.
Kepa has lost his place since Mendy came. Kepa often only appears in non-priority matches, such as in the FA Cup, Carabao Cup, or Champions League group stages, where the outcome is no longer decisive.
Mendy’s injury could be ‘good news’ for Kepa. Because he will get a chance to play. But, Kepa didn’t think so. Kepa wants his competitor to be fit.
Mendy and I have a very good relationship,” said Kepa on the club’s official website.
“We train together every day and support each other whoever plays,” continued Kepa.
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Support each other
Kepa doesn’t just talk about his good relationship with Mendy. He gave an example when Chelsea won the UEFA Super Cup. At that time, Kepa was played specifically for the penalty shootout, replacing Mendy.
At that time, Chelsea drew 1-1 with Villarreal in normal time and extra time. In the penalty shootout, Chelsea won with a score of 6-5.
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Admit his career at Chelsea was a mess, Danny Drinkwater is now aware
Danny Drinkwater insists he is ready for a fresh start after admitting that his Chelsea career was a mess and a shame.
After making an impressive appearance leading Leicester City to win the Premier League in 2015/16 last season, Drinkwater became the target of a number of top clubs. A season later, he chose to accept the proposal of Chelsea.
Unfortunately, Drinkwater failed to show his best performance with Chelsea. The midfielder who dropped out of Manchester United’s academy has also become a regular on loan to other clubs.
The 2019/20 season, underwent two loan periods at two different clubs, namely Burnley and Aston Villa. While the 2020/21 season yesterday, he was loaned to Kasimpasa. This season, Drinkwater was loaned out to Reading.
Last weekend Drinkwater made his debut with Reading and contributed to bringing his team to victory. The 31-year-old player is ready to start a new career.
“Can I paint a picture? No. It’s a mess. I need to [start my career].
Some have slipped, I made mistakes, I didn’t play,” he admitted.
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The Future of Drinkwater
Furthermore, Drinkwater also confirmed his ambition in the last year of his contract with Chelsea, which is to play as good as possible this season.
I have other things,” said Drinkwater.
“I have to keep in touch with the manager, trust each other and trust the team. Hopefully they trust me and we can build on that.” he said.
Drinkwater at Chelsea
Drinkwater has experienced a significant decline in performance since joining Chelsea. He was involved in drunk driving, fighting, and headbutting a teammate at Aston Villa.
Drinkwater also had time to pour his heart out about a number of moments that disrupted his mental health, starting from the death of his grandparents, to the death of his dog.
During his time at Chelsea, Drinkwater played only 23 times, with his last appearance in the Premier League recorded in 2018.