Tuchel: Why Kepa deserves to start FA Cup final ahead of Mendy

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed Kepa Arrizabalaga will start Saturday’s FA Cup final against Leicester City.

According to Tuchel, Kepa deserves to start because he brought Chelsea to the final of the FA Cup.

“Kepa will start the FA Cup final,” Tuchel said.

“If you have a goalkeeper for this competition, like we have had with Kepa, you don’t change in the final.

“He is part of the group and he brought us to the final so he deserves to play. Tomorrow is the next challenge for him.

“Edou [Mendy] was number one when I came in and there is no need to change. Both are fantastic guys and nothing has changed.

“Edou is number one and Kepa is a strong goalkeeper we are very happy to have in the squad. They are working at an excellent level and an impressive way.”

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