Frank Lampard said he was happy with keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s display during a 3-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday but former Manchester United defender Gary Neville said he must get rid of the Spaniard if Chelsea is to contest the title.
Arrizabalaga became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper when he joined Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao for 80 million euros ($95 million) in 2018 but has struggled to justify that huge fee.
He was at fault for Brighton’s equaliser on Monday, allowing Leandro Trossard’s shot from outside the area to evade him, although Reece James’s stunning goal 100 seconds later quickly took the focus off his error.
Neville, working as a pundit for Sky Sports, was rather more ruthless in his assessment of Arrizabalaga than Lampard and suggested the Chelsea manager should be too.
“You won’t win the league with a keeper who is letting goals in from outside…