Lampard told Petr Cech is better than Kepa

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Kepa Arrizabalaga’s time at Chelsea has so far been far from impressive, especially under Frank Lampard.

The Spanish goalkeeper was signed as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois who left for Real Madrid in 2018. However, Kepa has failed to justify the £72m that was spent on him.

The 26-year-old was heavily criticised last season, and it hasn’t stopped this season, as he hasn’t been at his best as well.

Former Premier League striker Darren Bent has even told Lampard that Blues legend Petr Cech, who has since retired, but was brought back to the squad as emergency cover, is better than Kepa.

Bent told talkSPORT: “It’s a difficult question. For me, I’m picking anybody except Kepa. I would go with Petr Cech.

“He [Kepa] has got no confidence already. It’s already on the floor. He’s got none. Imagine if you then go and play Petr Cech over him as well. What happens to him then?

“But every time Kepa plays he costs them goals and points.

“[Cech] is a Champions League winner. If you’ve got a goalkeeper out there who is costing you points and you keep playing him out there, playing him out there and playing him out there, it might end up costing Frank his job.”

Former England international Trevor Sinclair, also sided Bent’s statement about Cech, as he added: “Petr Cech. It’s an easy one. You look at the performances from Kepa and it’s been absolutely terrible.

“The goals he conceded at the weekend against Southampton were abysmal. He showed no bottle at all.

“He should have been going for that with his hands, trying to shield the ball and make sure it doesn’t end up in the back of his net.”

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