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Arrizabalaga believes Chelsea can only improve now

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Blues goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga believes the youngsters and the return of senior players to the line-up will make his team improve.

Chelsea started the 2019-2020 English Premier League season with a heavy defeat 4-0 against Manchester United.

Then the Blues went onto lose the UEFA Super Cup against Liverpool after tying 2-2 in regular time and losing 5-4 on penalties.

But according to goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, his team can only improve now with the return of senior players and the youngsters.

“It is true that it wasn’t the best match to start the season, it wasn’t the result that we were looking for,” said the Spaniard to the club’s official website.

“Against Liverpool, we played a really good match, irrespective of the opposition we played really well, but it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth when you lose on penalties like that.”

The stopper said: “We’ve got three matches now until the international break and we need to carry on along the same line we’ve been going, but get better results.”

“Players from the Academy who have been at Chelsea for such a long time and have come through the different levels here, so they know Chelsea and they might have been out on loans in the last few years but now they’re coming back with a real opportunity to become great players at this club.”

“So it’s a big opportunity for them but it’s also a great opportunity for us to integrate players who really know the team into Chelsea and now’s their opportunity,” he commented.

“We have a very difficult match this weekend, at home against a team who caused us trouble last year.”