Chelsea player named as liability in the team

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Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot believes Kepa Arrizabalaga is a liability in Frank Lampard’s team.

The 25 year old Spaniard was dropped for Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against Leicester City following a series of errors.

“Frank took a long time and he assessed it for a while,” Melchiot told Sky Sports.

“The defence have also been questioned but now that (Antonio) Rudiger came back, Frank maybe feels: ‘OK, I have now a main focus point. Now I need my goalkeeper to be solid. I can’t have a liability.’

“I was at the game when Ajax turned up (the 4-4 draw in November) and he conceded a free-kick and I looked at it like, ‘what’s going on?’

“The decision-making and not making the right adjustments – that wasn’t good enough.

“I don’t want to say that Kepa is not a good goalkeeper but you don’t want your goalkeeper to be a liability. Chelsea have never had that – (Carlo) Cudicini, Petr Cech, (Thibaut) Courtois. Good goalkeepers.

“When a goalkeeper gets pulled out a starting XI, it’s way different than a player.”

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1 Comment on "Chelsea player named as liability in the team"

  1. Ebrahim Sorie | February 5, 2020 at 3:35 pm |

    I think if the decision whether to drop Kepa or descipline him is going to be analyse, then dropping him would be my best option. Not that I hate him but he seems to be careless handling possible balls not to be scored against us. Period!!

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