Thomas Tuchel has mentioned that Edouard Mendy will stay Chelsea’s number one goalkeeper.
He mentioned he wished Kepa Arrizabalaga to seek out some rhythm by deciding on him in objective in opposition to Newcastle final night time.
Kepa was in objective for a second recreation in a row when Chelsea defeated Newcastle 2-0 within the Premier League on Monday night time.
Underneath Tuchel, Mendy has conceded solely as soon as in 4 video games and it was an personal objective following an error from defender Antonio Rudiger.
Nonetheless, the Frenchman was omitted in opposition to Newcastle – with Kepa retaining his place after maintaining a clear sheet within the FA Cup win over Barnsley on Thursday.
“Edou is the number one, that is clear,” Tuchel informed Sky Sports activities. “It was clear earlier than the sport and it stays like this.
“I’m glad Kepa continued with a second clear sheet. It was the second to let him really feel the rhythm and construct up his confidence.
“It was clear earlier than that we hoped for the very best efficiency, however Edou can be in objective any more as he recovered bodily and mentally and proper now, he’s the number one.”