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It wasn’t that long ago that one Chelsea player in particular seemed to have no future at the club.
The constant howls of Kepa Arrizabalaga caused Frank Lampard to re-enter the transfer market and sign Edouard Mendy as the number one of the Blues.
Before long, the Spaniard was usurped into the starting lineup, with Mendy justifying his coach’s faith by churning out a series of top-notch performances.
Once Lampard was fired, Thomas Tuchel cleaned the slate and seemed to give every first team player a chance to stake their claim.
That’s something Kepa has grabbed with both hands, keeping two clean sheets in a row.
He also made it clear that he intends to stay at Stamford Bridge and never wanted to leave in the first place.
“Deep down I knew I could do it. Now I am not afraid. I want to feel more important and I’m working for it, “he told Spanish radio COPE, quoted by the Daily star.
“I haven’t let it get to me. Now I feel good after inactivity. I never thought of leaving Chelsea.
Now it’s Mendy’s turn to spend some time on the sidelines, and Tuchel enjoys watching the competition for places in a vitally important area of his team.