Kepa admits Chelsea defence must improve

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Chelsea’s defence has shipped in 29 goals already in 21 league games this season, and the Blues must work hard in defence if Chelsea must meet its target this season.

Meanwhile, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has admitted that his side must improve at home and especially in defence.

“We need to do a step better playing at home, because we have lost very important points there,” Kepa said.

“We have in front of us very important and very special games, so we need to improve. We need to come back a little bit to the start of the season, to change something to get points.

“We also need to do better in the defensive phase. We need to concede less goals in the second half of the season, and maybe score more goals at home than we have in the last games.”

Despite Chelsea failing to get a win against Brighton, Kepa Arrizabalaga was in good form against the Seagulls and the Spain international made some good saves to keep Chelsea in the game.

Ahead of Burnley clash, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has hailed Kepa for his performance against Brighton.

“Goalkeeper is a specific position and they are normally very obsessive about clean sheets, sometimes overly so because I believe that clean sheets are a collective,” Lampard said.

“I will always be hoping that he feels confident but it’s a balance between confidence and players being on edge, knowing that we want them to produce.

“He has made good saves recently, notably against Brighton, and I’m always happy with that because that’s what he’s there for and that’s what you require of him. It’s great to see that and for him to save us points in games.”

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