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Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa: We go to Man City convinced we can win

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga says they go to Manchester City confident of victory.

With Edouard Mendy away competing with Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations, Kepa has stepped in as Chelsea's goalkeeper for January.

"We have a few of games while Edou is playing in Africa," said Kepa.

"I wish him all the best and maybe I have an opportunity to play more games in a row, and very big games, important games, against Manchester City, Brighton and Tottenham again.

"It's a very important game for us, it's a very important game for them. It's a big distance of course, 10 points is 10 points, but I think we still have an opportunity,' continued the goalkeeper.

"There are still a lot of games to play but first of all we have to step up in our confidence, in our performance and look at ourselves, don't look too much at the opponent because if we work at our highest level we have the opportunity to beat any team.

"I think we have to get back in winning ways in the Premier League, because we've had a couple of draws in the recent games. We have to get back because we want to be closer to Manchester City in the table. Right now we are 10 points behind, so we have to step up and we have to push ourselves to be more consistent in the Premier League."

Kepa added: "I was waiting for that moment to play for a long time, so I think I am ready to take the opportunity. I've been ready, that is the important thing. When you are out of the starting XI for a time, you are on the bench and ready to go, you feel the atmosphere and you want to be there on the pitch, so I was ready to go."


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