4 clean sheets in a row. Potter gives his verdict on in-form Kepa

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Chelsea started the season poorly, and the Blues were conceding in almost every match at the start of the campaign.

However, since Graham Potter took over, Chelsea have looked very solid, and have now gone four consecutive games without conceding.

Kepa Arrizabalaga has been brilliant so far, and was top class against Aston Villa.

The Spaniard made seven saves including a brilliant double save in the first half and was a key reason Chelsea kept a clean sheet at the Villa Park.

Speaking about Kepa’s contributions, Graham Potter said: “Kepa’s contributing to us with clean sheets, he’s contributing to how we want to play and the environment about the place.

“I’ve got to say all three goalkeepers we have here have been really good in that regard, supporting each other providing good competition and that keeps everybody’s level up.

“Kepa has played at a fantastic level today, he’s made some brilliant saves which kept us in the game and allowed us to win the points, so I’m really pleased with him.”

Potter also praised Mason Mount who was as well brilliant and scored a brace.

He said: “For Mason I think it’s about the team, about his role in the team. He works so hard for the team always. He’s got the quality, he’s got the ability to score and assist. Sometimes players go through little dips if the team isn’t functioning that well and maybe the team wasn’t functioning as well as it maybe can.

“As a result of that individuals don’t play to the same level. But the effort’s always been there from my perspective and once he can get into the space we want to get him into, he has the quality to execute and we saw that today.”