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Chelsea for the first time kept a clean sheet this season in the 2-0 victory over Brighton last weekend.
Frank Lampard’s side has struggled at the back this season and the Blues haven’t been able to keep a clean sheet in all competitions this season.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed that he was pleased the most with Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga who kept his first clean sheet of the campaign against the Seagulls.
Lampard told the media: “After the clean sheet on Saturday, the person I was happiest for was Kepa. Even though it’s a team issue, goalkeepers pride themselves on clean sheets. One of the things I have seen since working with Kepa is that he is a very determined individual, he wants to improve every day. He is very focused and I love that.
“His confidence shouldn’t go down. The clean sheets are not always his own responsibility, but also when he thinks they might have been his responsibility, he is very open to accept that fact and work to improve.”
Lampard has revealed that he has been pleased with the 24-year-old goalkeeper who has even risen to become the first choice goalkeeper in the Spain national team.
Lampard said: “I have been really impressed with him. He’s managed to become Spain’s number one which when you think about who he’s competing with at that level is very serious.
“He is a great age for us in terms of where he’s at in his career. He grew as last season went on to help Chelsea win games, and I think he is growing again now. I am very happy with him as a player. If anything I can say in his role and his status within the group, he can become a bit more vocal because that’s what great goalkeepers do.”