Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was handed his first Premier League game of the season against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was unavailable due to injury and Kepa, the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, had to step up.
Kepa kept a clean sheet as the Blues beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 on Sunday at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium thanks to goals from Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger.
After the final whistle, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel headed straight to Kepa to congratulate the goalkeeper for his clean sheet against Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea fans adored the moment and reacted on social media:
@CFCDANIELMTG tweeted: “Good To See.”
@ChelseaFCSkye tweeted: “Tuchel may drive me bonkers sometimes with his selections but I adore how much he cares about the players.”
@CFC_UKJ tweeted: “Beautiful.”
@quinner12344 tweeted: “The difference between a good coach and an elite coach.”
@trueblueshade10 tweeted: “Tuchel’s treatment of Kepa has been outstanding. Kepa has been solid when called upon too. Things you love to see.”
@AryalSamyam tweeted: “Elite man management.”