Ben Foster heaps praise on Chelsea keeper

Author: Futaa Sports
Kepa Arrizabalaga

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has heaped praise on his opposite number at Chelsea, Kepa Arrizabalaga, following a world-class save that denied the Hornets a point on Saturday November 2.

The Blues were leading 2-1 when the hosts got a free-kick on the left-wing deep into injury time, and after a beautiful delivery, Foster's header was tipped wide by the Spaniard in what could have been a last-minute equaliser.

Speaking to the club's official website, Foster said they started the game on a wrong footing, but at the end it was Arrizabalaga's save that made the difference.

“To get a draw would have been an unbelievable turnaround,” he said, speaking to Added Time.

“It was a really good save. I’ve never scored, and this was the closest I've ever come. Fair play to Kepa, it was a really good save. I just closed my eyes and hoped for the best.”

“Chelsea are a good team and their away record speaks for itself. They’ve beaten a lot of teams better than us,” said the goalkeeper.

“The manager said they will run free if you let them and we didn't shut the gate and box them down enough today, so we should be disappointed,"

Chelsea took the lead inside five minutes at Vicarage Road through Tammy Abraham, but had to wait until the second half for a second, which was scored from close range by Christian Pulisic.