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Eden Hazard confident Chelsea FC summer signing can replace world’s ‘best goalkeeper’



Eden Hazard is adamant that Chelsea FC summer signing Kepa Arrizabalaga is capable of replacing the world’s “best goalkeeper” Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge.
The Belgium international completed a 31m move to the Champions League holders in the 2018 summer transfer window following months of speculation linking the Chelsea FC number one with a switch to Madrid.
Courtois had less than 12 months left to run on his deal with the west London side and the FA Cup holders opted to sell the Belgian shot-stopper rather than lose him for nothing next summer.
Chelsea FC wasted no time recruiting Kepa in a world-record deal for a goalkeeper after the Blues spent 75m on the Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper to fill Courtois’ void.
The 24-year-old has made a solid start to his Chelsea FC career under Maurizio Sarri despite his lack of exposure to the rigours of English football. Kepa has kept four clean sheets in his first eight games in the Premier League, as well as back-to-back clean sheets in the Europa League against PAOK and Vidi FC.
Hazard, who has scored seven times in eight games in the Premier League this term, is confident that Kepa can fill Courtois’s void at Chelsea FC.
“They are top players for sure and Kepa, the goalkeeper ? he is a fantastic young goalkeeper with a lot of quality,” Hazard told SPORTbible.
“When you bring this kind of guy into the team, the team is better for sure.
“We lost the best goalkeeper in the wo...
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