Lampard appreciates Kepa for doing this

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Chelsea number one goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has always had tough love from Blues boss Frank Lampard, and he has even lost his shirt to Willy Caballero at some point this season.

Kepa did well to keep a clean sheet in the 3-0 win against Watford on Saturday night, and it was a good game for the young goalkeeper.

Kepa even made a crucial late save with the score at 2-0 to make sure there wouldn’t be a nervy finish to the match.

After the game, Lampard highlighted the importance of Kepa’s save and hailed him for his performance in the game, admitting that he expects more of the same from the Spaniard.

Lampard said: “It was important and I’m pleased for him. Pleased for the back four in front of him as well, because I thought we defended pretty well when we needed to.

“But the moment when we slipped and they got in he makes a really good save and that’s what you want from your goalkeeper. You want him to stay alert and make those sort of saves. It’s going to be great for his confidence, the clean sheet, as well.”

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