Gary Neville: “Chelsea can not win the championship with Kepa as goalkeeper”

Guilty of a mistake in Brighton’s equalizer, the Spanish goalkeeper is more than ever exposed to criticism.

By allowing a strike far from Leandro Trossard on Monday night, Kepa Arrizabalaga did not really help her fall.

Founded by Frank Lampard for the first day in the Premier League, the Spanish goalkeeper was guilty of a hand fault in Brighton’s equalizer.

An insignificant mistake, Chelsea have won (3-1), but that will revive the question of the legitimacy of the former Bilbao.

Gary Neville, former Manchester United defender and now a TV consultant, has a strong opinion.

“You will not win the championship with a goalkeeper who lets in goals outside his box, does not dominate his box, it will not happen.”

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Trossard’s long shot is said to be the goalkeeper’s 19th shot outside the penalty area since his arrival in 2018. A record …

Kepa Arrizabalaga has been criticized since joining the Blues (€ 80 million) and was included in the hierarchy by Willy Caballero at the end of last season, and has seen the London club place themselves on the Edouard Mendy (Rennes) file in recent weeks.

According to Goal, discussions are still going on between the two clubs and the performance of the Spanish international should push the leaders of Chelsea past the other, despite Lampard’s support.

“I’m very happy with Kepa. On the goal he takes, I’m not sure he could have done better but I saw a little more confidence in how he played, assured the coach to Sky Sports. Kepa is there, he is our goalkeeper and I am happy with him. “

A statement that in every way looks like the tongue in cheek from Frank Lampard.