After the draw conceded at home by Chelsea against Southampton and Kepa’s new ball on Saturday in the Premier League, Frank Lampard was keen to defend his Spanish goalkeeper.
While the Blues Chelsea led 2-0 against Southampton, Saturday at Stamford Bridge, as part of Day 5 of Premier League, N’Golo Kanté’s partners ended up breaking down at the end of the match and finally conceding the draw (3-3). It must be said that the Saints have been helped by the poor performance of Kepa Arrizabalaga, holder in the absence of Edouard Mendy. On a back pass from Kurt Zouma, the London doorman totally got through, offering the equalizing goal to Che Adams in the second half (57th).
“He made some very good saves”
Already in the eye of the storm after his catastrophic start to the season, Kepa was nevertheless able to count on the support of his coach Frank Lampard, who cleared the former Bilbao from customs at a post-match press conference. “He made some really good saves in the game,” he said. But of course people will be focused on the second goal he takes and I understand that, but it was not only Kepa who was involved in this realization. This is unfortunately the lot of a goalkeeper. “
Mendy back soon
If the Blues eaten was careful not to shoot the ambulance, he knows full well that he will soon be able to count on the return of Edouard Mendy, hit in a thigh following a match with Senegal during the last international break . “Mendy is currently injured. He’ll probably be fine in a week or two, and then it will be up to me to decide who plays “. One thing is certain, the way seems more clear than ever for the ex-Rennais, bought for this summer for 24 million euros.
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