Kepa returned from his one-match benching to make some key saves for Chelsea in both halves as Maurizio Sarri's men leave Craven Cottage with the win.
English Premier League: Jorginho (31') Fulham 1-2 Chelsea
English Premier League: Gonzalo Higuain (20') Fulham 0-1 Chelsea
LONDON — Maurizio Sarri revealed he considered dropping Kepa Arrizabalaga for the rest of the season before restoring the Spain international to the Chelsea team for Sunday's hard-earned 2-1 win over Fulham.
Kepa, brought back into the starting XI exactly a week after refusing to be substituted in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, made key saves from Aleksandar Mitrovic in each half as Chelsea withstood sustained spells of Fulham pressure to maintain their top-four challenge.