Tony Cascarino believes Kepa Arrizabalaga has turn out to be Chelsea’s THIRD goalkeeper after his newest error within the 3-Three draw with Southampton on Saturday.
The Spaniard made a hesitant problem on Che Adams, leaving the Saints ahead to fireside the ball into the empty internet for Saints second aim of the thriller at Stamford Bridge.
It was the newest in a protracted line of errors made by the 26-year-old, who was drafted into the beginning XI as a result of damage suffered by Edouard Mendy whereas on worldwide responsibility.
Mendy’s signing earlier this summer season dropped Kepa all the way down to Chelsea’s second-choice keeper, however former Blues striker Cascarino believes the Spaniard is now even behind veteran glovesman Willy Caballero!
“He’s gone from No.1 to No.2 goalkeeper, and after yesterday’s efficiency he’s in all probability quantity three now,” stated Casc on Sunday’s Weekend Sports activities Breakfast.
“He received’t even make the bench now as [Willy] Caballero can be No.2.
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“I’m a bit stunned [Frank Lampard] selected to play Kepa; he doesn’t fancy Kepa and it’s apparent.
“Caballero has accomplished little or no flawed, however as a result of they’ve paid such a excessive payment for a participant they should justify taking part in him to provide him a possibility to carry out.”
Chelsea should transfer rapidly onto Tuesday’s Champions League opener towards Europa League champions Sevilla at Stamford Bridge, with boss Lampard conscious of the dimensions of enhancements required.
The Blues supervisor has maintained, nonetheless, that formation switches are to not blame for Chelsea’s leaky defence.
“I don’t suppose it’s conceding objectives in relation to the form of the staff, that’s one thing for me to consider on a regular basis,” stated Lampard.
“I’m not dead-set on taking part in that formation, there have been a great deal of nice issues from the 4-2-3-1.
“However it’s one thing we have to proceed engaged on, as a result of it’s a change.”
Lampard additionally has to make the choice whether or not to proceed with Kepa towards Sevilla or recall Caballero to the aspect for Chelsea’s European opener.
Moreover, Mendy’s damage might additionally maintain him out subsequent weekend’s journey to Manchester United as effectively, which might imply much more taking part in time for one of many Blues’ backup glovesmen.