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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard slams Kepa Arrizabalaga for mistake in Liverpool defeat

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard looks unhappy with Kepa Arrizabalaga after the goalkeeper committed a mistake in the team’s League defeat to Liverpool.

The Spaniard gifted Sadio Mane a huge goal to double Liverpool’s lead after the Senegalese had shot the Reds into the lead.

Kepa failed to take a first time clearance after receiving a back pass from Fikayo Tomori.

The mistake left Chelsea fans furious, crowning their calls to see off the £71.6million goalkeeper.

Lampard has labeled Kepa’s howler as a “clear” mistake which could have been avoid despite throwing his support behind him.

“With the Kepa situation it’s a clear mistake. A clear mistake that has cost us because at that point we go on to have a penalty which we maybe score.

“Those fine margins change games at this level. He has to have support around him, that’s very clear.

“It is clear now that there are two games where we have felt, today was a clear mistake and Brighton was a mistake too and he has reflected on it in that way.

“Players need support, particularly from myself. I give that to all the players. Kepa has to keep working, nobody tries to make mistakes in football, it is the nature of the game.

“You have to be strong, you keep going and that is where he is at.”

Chelsea are all clear to sign Senegalese and Rennes goalkeeper Edouado Mendy to solve their goalkeeping crises.


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