It might seem Kepa Arrizabalaga’s status for the occasional goalkeeping howler precedes him.
In reality, even decrease league groups are conscious of this status and clearly assume one of the best ways to discover a well past Kepa is solely to shoot as quickly as one will get the ball.
That is what Morecambe appeared to do throughout Sunday’s FA Cup third-round conflict at Stamford Bridge.
The world’s costliest goalkeeper, who value Chelsea £71.6million from Athletic Bilbao in 2018, was given a uncommon begin in opposition to the League Two outfit – and almost made his newest error simply 11 minutes into the sport.
He was virtually caught out by a cross-come-shot from Adam Phillips on the best wing, however managed to recuperate by dashing again to his line and smothering the ball.
Whereas Kepa’s positioning was not nice and provided Phillips the chance to attain, the Spain worldwide’s restoration was, admittedly, very good.
However even such a superb save didn’t spare Kepa of taunts coming from the Morecambe camp.
Journalist Matt Regulation wrote on social media that the Morecambe bench shouted ‘shoot’ every time their gamers received the ball inside 40 yards of Kepa’s aim – making enjoyable of his status for letting in targets quite simply.
He tweeted: “A lot of cries of ‘shoot’ from the Morecambe bench on the uncommon events they have inside 40 yards of Chelsea’s aim.
“It’s like they assume the world’s costliest goalkeeper may be a bit unreliable…”
Kepa has made three errors resulting in targets in simply 4 appearances this season.
He has been demoted to Chelsea’s second-choice goalkeeper following Edouard Mendy’s arrival from Rennes.
Chelsea went into half-time with a two-goal lead because of strikes from Mason Mount and Timo Werner, who scored for the primary time in 13 matches.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Kai Havertz received on the rating sheet after the restart in a snug 4-Zero win for the hosts.