Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that Edouard Mendy will be in goal against West Ham. The German manager also said that goalkeeper Kepa Arrizzabalega was allowed to start against Brighton as a reward for the work he has been doing.
“Mendy will be in goal,” Tuchel said in his pre-match press conference.
“The change was made for Kepa in the come game and before then me and the goalkeeper coach decided Kepa should stay one more game to have it as a reward, to get a bit of rhythm.
“What he’s doing in training and the dressing room is simple outstanding in terms of personality. I’m happy he showed it on the pitch.
“He had two clean sheets in two matches so it’s a good feeling we have two goalkeepers. Edou will be in goal tomorrow.”
Meanhwile, Kepa managed to get a clean sheet during Chelsea’s draw with Brighton and has drawn many plaudits for his performance.
However, it is clear that Edouard Mendy remains the first choice and will get a chance to add on to his clean sheet tally against West Ham on Saturday!