Tony Cascarino believes Kepa Arrizabalaga has develop into Chelsea’s THIRD goalkeeper after his newest error within the 3-Three draw with Southampton on Saturday.
The Spaniard made a hesitant problem on Che Adams, leaving the Saints ahead to fireside the ball into the empty internet for Saints second purpose of the thriller at Stamford Bridge.
It was the newest in a protracted line of errors made by the 26-year-old, who was drafted into the beginning XI as a result of damage suffered by Edouard Mendy whereas on worldwide obligation.
Mendy’s signing earlier this summer time dropped Kepa all the way down to Chelsea’s second-choice keeper, however former Blues striker Cascarino believes the Spaniard is now even behind veteran glovesman Willy Caballero!
“He’s gone from No.1 to No.2 goalkeeper, and after yesterday’s efficiency he’s most likely quantity three now,” stated Casc on Sunday’s Weekend Sports activities Breakfast.
“He gained’t even make the bench now as [Willy] Caballero shall be No.2.
LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS
Arsenal information stay: Arteta 'extraordinarily proud', Pep defends Aguero after lineswoman seize
Pickford deal with on Van Dijk 'as unhealthy as Roy Keane on Haaland' – Everton keeper slammed
“I’m a bit shocked [Frank Lampard] selected to play Kepa; he doesn’t fancy Kepa and it’s apparent.
“Caballero has accomplished little or no improper, however as a result of they’ve paid such a excessive price for a participant they should justify enjoying him to present him a chance to carry out.”
Chelsea should transfer rapidly onto Tuesday’s Champions League opener towards Europa League champions Sevilla at Stamford Bridge, with boss Lampard conscious of the size of enhancements required.
The Blues supervisor has maintained, nevertheless, that formation switches are to not blame for Chelsea’s leaky defence.
“I don’t assume it’s conceding objectives in relation to the form of the workforce, that’s one thing for me to consider on a regular basis,” stated Lampard.
“I’m not dead-set on enjoying that formation, there have been a great deal of nice issues from the 4-2-3-1.
“However it’s one thing we have to proceed engaged on, as a result of it’s a change.”
Lampard additionally has to make the choice whether or not to proceed with Kepa towards Sevilla or recall Caballero to the facet for Chelsea’s European opener.
Moreover, Mendy’s damage might additionally preserve him out subsequent weekend’s journey to Manchester United as effectively, which might imply much more enjoying time for one of many Blues’ backup glovesmen.