Lampard told Chelsea won’t go far in the Champions League with this player in the team

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Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been slammed by ESPN pundit Alejandro Moreno after his performance in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against Valencia on Wednesday night.

Despite a brilliant save against Valencia, Arrizabalaga will feel disappointed in his part in the two goals the Blues conceded.

According to Moreno, Chelsea aren’t going nowhere in the Champions League because the Kepa has to be better.

“What I saw today is reasons as to why both of these teams, even if they advance in this competition, they’re going nowhere in this competition,” Moreno told ESPN FC.

“They have to defend better. They have to be more organised.

“And in the case of Chelsea, I know he made a penalty save, Kepa has to be better.

“I’ve turned the page on this guy. I don’t think this guy is for real.

“Too many goals in too many key moments and too many of those goals are too soft.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard believes Arrizabalaga shouldn’t be blamed for Valencia’s second goal.

“It was certainly a fluke,” Lampard said.

“He didn’t mean to score and that makes it more difficult for the goalkeeper because they don’t expect to go off the far top corner.

“The cross came in too high for him. I know there might be the feeling he pulled his hands away, I’m not sure he would have got there anyway.

“I will have to look at it again and Kepa will be the best one because he’s very honest with himself and if he feels he could have got it then I’m sure he would say that.

“But we can’t look away from the penalty save. It wasn’t just a standard penalty save, it was a fantastic one and that’s what top keepers do to save you points.”

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