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Comparing Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy’s penalty records

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was the fall guy for Chelsea in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final as he failed to live up to his reputation as a penalty specialist.Having replaced Edouard Mendy right at the end of a goalless 120 minutes specifically for the shoot-out, Kepa was beaten by all 11 Liverpool penalties before missing the decisive kick himself.Here, we compare the duo’s spot-kick records to analyse manager Thomas Tuchel’s decision.Shoot-outsKepa had been on the winning side in six out of eight shoot-outs before Sunday, with each of those wins seeing two opposing takers fail to score including at least one save.The...
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Thomas Tuchel refuses to blame Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea’s cup final defeat

Thomas Tuchel has insisted Kepa Arrizabalaga cannot shoulder any burden for Chelsea’s 11-10 penalty shoot-out Carabao Cup final loss to Liverpool.Spain stopper Kepa came off the bench in the closing stages of extra time specifically for the shoot-out, but would not have expected to step up to strike from the spot himself.A stunning set of penalties left both keepers having to shoot at goal, however, and Kepa proved a luckless fall guy when blazing high over the bar.Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher had drilled a fine penalty into the net to heap the pressure on Kepa, and he came up just...
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Kepa Arrizabalaga substitution for Carabao Cup final penalties ‘a rubbish idea’, claims Jamie Redknapp

Jamie Redknapp has called Thomas Tuchel’s decision to bring on Kepa Arrizabalaga as a substitute before the penalty shoot-out in the Carabao Cup final both “ridiculous” and a “rubbish idea”.The Spanish goalkeeper was sent on before the end of extra-time, failing to save a any of Liverpool’s 11 penalties before missing the deciding spot kick as Chelsea fell agonisingly short at Wembley Stadium.And Redknapp insists the move to take Edouard Mendy out of the game, after a number of superb saves in normal and extra-time, was wrong.“I don’t like it, it is a rubbish idea,” Jamie Redknapp said on...
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Spot check – Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy’s records against penalties

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was the fall guy for Chelsea in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final as he failed to live up to his reputation as a penalty specialist. Having replaced Edouard Mendy right at the end of a goalless 120 minutes specifically for the shoot-out, Kepa was beaten by all 11 Liverpool penalties before missing the decisive kick himself.
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Thomas Tuchel insists Kepa Arrizabalaga isn’t the one to blame for Chelsea’s loss

Thomas Tuchel claims the blame for the Liverpool loss should lie with him instead of Kepa Arrizabalaga. While Thomas Tuchel’s decision to sub in Kepa Arrizabalaga for their penalty shootout against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final seemed like a tactical one, Chelsea ultimately paid the price for this decision, as the Spaniard failed to stop a single shot and skied his own penalty.
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Jamie Redknapp blasts “rubbish” Kepa Arrizabalaga decision

He and Carragher were not in agreement. Jamie Redknapp and Jamie Carragher did not see eye-to-eye regarding Thomas Tuchel bringing Kepa Arrizabalaga on for the penalty shootout in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final. Kepa was brought on to replace Edouard Mendy with just seconds to go in extra-time, as he...
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