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Chelsea keeper relishes Premier League challenge

Kepa Arrizabalaga feels he’s met the demands of being a goalkeeper in the Premier League.

The 25-year-old has also had to acclimatise quickly. It is a challenge he relishes.

“It’s a little bit different to playing in La Liga,” Kepa told chelseafc.com. “The players, and the goalkeeper also, are less protected by the referee. You need to be stronger in some balls, because the referee doesn’t say it’s a foul. You need to learn a little bit these situations.

“You also need to understand English football is very quick, can have less control or less touches, but more opportunities. The ball can be far away, but in two touches it’s in the box, so I need to be ready for 90 minutes.

“The games are very good to watch, with a lot of goals, speed. You need some time, but then it’s fun to play.

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“I like so much the English football, the spirit of the stadium, the supporters. As players you like to play in this atmosphere. I am happy and with good feeling here.”

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