Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel explains picking Kepa over Mendy for FA Cup final

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel speaks ahead of the FA Cup final against Leicester City (Picture: CFC)

Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea back-up goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga ‘deserves’ to play the FA Cup final against Leicester City ahead of number one Edouard Mendy.

‘He brought us to the final so he deserves to play in the final,’ Tuchel said on Friday afternoon.

‘Nothing has changed. Kepa is a fantastic guy and Edou too. They are working at an excellent level and an impressive way.

‘Edou is No.1 and Kepa is a strong goalkeeper to have in the squad. Tomorrow is the next challenge for him to show.’

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