Chelsea player shouldn’t have played against Southampton, claims former Chelsea striker

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Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino believes Chelsea boss Frank Lampard shouldn’t have started Kepa Arrizabalaga against Southampton on Saturday.

The Spaniard was at fault for Southampton’s second goal in the 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and it was the latest in a long line of errors made by the 26-year-old, who was drafted into the starting XI due to the injury suffered by Edouard Mendy while on international duty.

“He’s gone from No.1 to No.2 goalkeeper, and after yesterday’s performance he’s probably number three now,” Cascarino told talkSPORT.

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“He won’t even make the bench now as [Willy] Caballero will be No.2.

“I’m a bit surprised [Frank Lampard] chose to play Kepa; he doesn’t fancy Kepa and it’s obvious.

“Caballero has done very little wrong, but because they’ve paid such a high fee for a player they need to justify playing him to give him an opportunity to perform.”

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