Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’s recent performances have started to concern a number of supporters. Both his shot-stopping and his distribution have come under scrutiny this season.
The Spaniard was not at fault for either of Manchester City’s goals on Saturday but his failure to stop Raheem Sterling disallowed strike has prompted some debate on Twitter about the keeper:
he’s not good at all
— 🇬🇭BAGY🇬🇭 (@_boylino) November 23, 2019
Need to consider other options if this continues. Too sketchy too often
— Reece (@VdykCFC) November 23, 2019
— Super (@LovelyLampard) November 23, 2019
Would certainly expect more from a £70m+ keeper
— Mark Burgess (@mburgess91) November 23, 2019
Kepa has bn our weakest link for awhile.
— Selam Seo Assefa (@Selam_Seo) November 23, 2019
It’s weird cuz he showed that he’s quality last year, but he just doesn’t look the same this year.
— PulisicSzn22 (@TheBlueJayCFC) November 23, 2019
Kepa has been far from convincing this season. Too careless IMO… i guess he needs a rest
— Nu£l Kingz (@kingz_men) November 23, 2019
He has been unreliable so far this season
— Adebowale Olamilekan (@AdebowaleOlami1) November 23, 2019
I think it’s more of a CB problem.
— Chelsea FC USA (@Chelsea_FC_USA) November 23, 2019
Shot stopping is supposed to be his key attribute. I think he is lacking confidence
— True Blues (@the6thstand) November 23, 2019
There have been claims in the English media that manager Frank Lampard is looking to bring in Shay Given from his former club Derby to become Kepa’s goalkeeping coach.
It appears the Blues boss may also have some concerns about the Spanish international. At 25 years of age, he isn’t fully developed as a goalkeeper, and there will be some inconsistencies in his game, but he hasn’t shown the type of form that you would expect from a £70m keeper.
This season, Kepa has kept just three clean sheets and conceded 27 goals in 18 appearances for Chelsea.