Chelsea Goalkeeper Sanchez’s Save Voted Premier League’s Best In September

The Premier League Save of the Month for September is Chelsea goalkeeper Robert Sanchez’s remarkable save to deny Aston Villa attacker Nicolo Zaniolo.

The save came following a Villa set-piece during the two clubs’ clash at Stamford Bridge last month. Boubacar Kamara, a Villa midfielder, headed a Villa corner back into danger and found Zaniolo eight yards out.

The Blues feared the worst, but Sanchez rose to the occasion, magnificently diverting Zaniolo’s thunderous close-range volley over the crossbar.

Sanchez beat out five other Premier League goalkeepers to win the accolade, which is decided by a public vote.

“It was a game with a lot of saves in it,” Chelsea website quoted Sanchez to have said on receiving the prize at Cobham this week.

“I did a similar save five minutes before that one, left-footer, volley, so I was getting ready for a similar shot. There were a lot of bodies in the way as well, so I just got ready, tried to see the ball and react to it.

‘It’s a personal trophy, it’s an amazing feeling, but now it’s time to get some team awards as well,’ added Sanchez.

Sanchez has enjoyed a promising start to his Chelsea career with four clean sheets in his first 10 appearances for the Blues, and this award is another feather in his cap.

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