Some Chelsea fans once again slated goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after the club’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal. The Gunners had just two shots on target and scored with them both, causing the Blues to drop yet more points at home.
Lampard’s side had an extra man for 66 minutes after David Luiz was sent off in the first half. This seemed to only heap the pressure on Chelsea and they looked half the team once they had the numerical advantage.
Jorginho’s opening goal was canceled out by a composed Gabriel Martinelli finish on the counter in the second half. The Blues seemed to wake up after this and began looking for a winning goal.
It seemed like they had it when a Callum Hudson-Odoi cross was tucked away by Cesar Azpilicueta with just six minutes of normal time to go. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Just two minutes later, Chelsea switched off, and Arsenal equalised once again through Hector Bellerin.
Kepa did not necessarily make a huge error for either goal, but could certainly have done better for the second. Martinelli’s goal was a one-on-one situation, so it is hard to criticise the Spaniard. However, he appeared very slow to get across his goal in an attempt to save Bellerin’s late left-footed strike.
His distribution was also poor and he put the Blues in trouble on multiple occasions with some wayward passing. The 25-year-old remains as the Premier League goalkeeper with the worst save percentage and could be in real trouble of losing his place.
Here are some Chelsea fans reactions to Kepa’s latest performance:
I’m so happy I have better things to do than sit & watch Kepa cost us more points
I’m hearing Arsenal had two shots on target & two goals?
Business as usual for Kepa
— Nate Swaby (@Swaybez) January 21, 2020
We love Kepa, but we gotta accept the fact he’s underperforming this season.
— The Blues (@TheBlues___) January 21, 2020
Chelsea need a new Keeper because Kepa is very bad…..his positioning is really really awful….Caballero or Cumming will be better in the post than Kepa…
— Kwasi (@Kwasi_1234) January 22, 2020
Hate to say it but kepa is really bad
— REX (@Bori_A) January 22, 2020
Kepa is so so so bad
— Abdullahi (@ABusquets516) January 22, 2020
Kepa has to go or be dropped. I dunno wads wrong with lad. He came with a great potential but this is season he has just been poor man. I mean that second goal shouldn't have gone in that easily. Lamps got some crucial decisions to make🧐🧐🧐
— Bestt7 (@7Yogeswaran) January 22, 2020