CHELSEA will be indebted to their keeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga following his wonder save from Virgil van Dijk in the Super Cup against Liverpool.
The 24-year-old managed to turn Mohamed Salah’s deflected strike away from goal but it was his recovery to meet the Dutch defender’s rebound that made the headlines.
With the Spaniard on the ground following his first stunning save, van Dijk looked all-but set to score as he followed in to poke the ball home.
But a sprawling Kepa somehow was able to turn the center-back’s effort onto his own bar before Tammy Abraham hurriedly cleared for a corner.
The Blues survived an early Liverpool appeal for the penalty before taking control of the match, with Pedro smashing the woodwork with a well-hit effort.
Olivier Giroud then gave Chelsea a deserved opener before Christian Pulisic saw his first goal for the club ruled out for offside.