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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel explains decision to drop Edouard Mendy for Kepa Arrizabalaga for Newcastle United clash


Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel opted to drop Edouard Mendy for Kepa Arrizabalaga (Picture: Sky Sports)

Thomas Tuchel has explained why he decided to drop Edouard Mendy for Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea’s Premier League clash against Newcastle United.

He said: ‘We need a strong Kepa in our squad.

‘He had a good game in the cup so we decided to give him another match to build up a little bit of rhythm and confidence and to trust him because he did very good.

‘At the same time it give Edouard the chance to recover, to mentally recover. It’s a demanding position so with one decision we have both advantages.’

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