Chelsea talisman Eden hazard praised goalkeeper Kepa following his performance against Fulham yesterday. Fulham gave Chelsea a hard time but Kepa was always up to the task when tested.
Chelsea won 2-1 at Craven Cottage thanks to goals from Higuain and Jorginho.
Following the match, Hazard said, ” I think we did well. The game was not so easy but in the end, we won the three points. The manager told us to start with a bit of momentum. We won the last game against Tottenham so today, it was another Derby and we did well. At the end, we have three more points and we just want to keep playing like that.
In the first half, we controlled quite well , we scored two goals. The second one was a bit difficult because the rate was different and it put more impact into the game. But at the end, we did well. We just defended together, Kepa made some saves and yes, I think we deserved to win.”
About Kepa’s performance, the Belgium international said, “The week was not so easy for him but he’s a great goalkeeper, he’s a great guy so he knows he has to work. And he knows he’s playing for Chelsea so when you are playing for Chelsea, when you are on the pitch, you need to give everything and today, he showed that he’s a great goalkeeper and he can be one of the best goalkeepers in the world.”
Hazard also had words of praise for Jorginho. The 28-year old said,”Since the beginning of the season, people ask him to score goals and make passes. He’s doint very well, you know. He’s giving tempo to the game. He scored a great goal but the way he is thinking football, the way he is passing the ball, he is very important to the team.”
Chelsea next play Dynamo Kyiv on Thursday.
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