The team news for Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur is in, and there’s one significant – and rather worrying – change to the Blues first team.
Kepa Arrizabalaga plays in goal, while Edu Mendy is not even in the squad.
That indicates an injury to the Senegal stopper, which could be a big blow for Thomas Tuchel’s team, both for this game and for more of this season if it’s serious.
— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) September 19, 2021
We will have to await Tuchel’s pre match flash interview to get more news about the issue – it could be a real turning point in the season at this early stage if it ends up being a serious one.
Kepa’s previous involvement this season was pretty glorious – he was brought on as a substitute in the UEFA Super Cup against Villareal and played his part in lifting that trophy with some big saves. Let’s hope he can have a similar positive impact today.