Plenty of Chelsea fans have been reacting to Kepa Arrizabalaga’s impressive performance after the goalkeeper made his long-awaited comeback against Liverpool in the FA Cup fifth round.
The 25-year-old has struggled to keep his place in the starting line-up this year, losing his spot to the veteran Willy Caballero, and Lampard expected Kepa to make a noticeable impact. He quickly embraced the opportunity, making three saves in quick succession to deny Sadio Mane, Divock Origi and Curtis Jones and reminding everyone watching of his star quality (Independent).
According to SofaScore, the Spaniard played the full 90′ minutes, registering 5 saves and 3 clearances inside the box throughout the game, finishing with a high overall rating of 8.2.
Kepa became the most expensive keeper in the world when Chelsea paid a record £71m to Athletic Bilbao for the Spanish international in 2018. His market value now stands at £54m via Transfermarkt and here’s a look at how fans reacted online.
To all those fans that constantly brought up Kepa’s “save % stats”, I hope you realised that life isn’t all about stats.
That amazing hatrick of saves was not a coincidence as we have seen him do that before.
Stick by him as he will be a phenomenal character for the club! pic.twitter.com/mPRYYlgA1S
— TheOtherSideOfTheCoin (@TOSOTC_CFC) March 3, 2020
Get that confidence up now man 💙
— Don⚡ (@CFCDon) March 3, 2020
— TweetChelseaUK (@TweetChelseaUK) March 3, 2020
Wonderful performance tonight man👏👏
— BLUEBERRY💙 (@NenyeChelsea) March 3, 2020
Bossed it tonight Kepa. Congrats. That triple save was something special.
— Kristian Sturt (@FootieWriter) March 3, 2020
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