Gary Neville pointed out Kepa Arrizabalaga as Chelsea’s biggest problem despite the 3-1 win over Brighton.
The win was not as comfortable as the scoreline suggests.
Thanks to Reece James’ stunning goal and Kurt Zouma’s deflected strike that gave them a two-goal cushion, Chelsea strolled past Brighton in the last 30 minutes.
It could have gone wrong, though, particularly when Brighton equalised in the 54th minute as Leandro Trossard slotted the ball past Arrizabalaga from outside the penalty box.
Neville said that goal showcased Chelsea’s number one problem and argued this could stop them from any chance of challenging for the title despite their recent spending spree.
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“You can’t let those goals in,” he said on Sky Sports (via Football Daily).
“This [goalkeeping issues] will cause a real problem.
“This was nothing [pointing out at Trossard’s goal]. It just went under his arm.
“It was not a great shot, not massive power. It was a really weak shot from outside the box.”
19 – Since he joined Chelsea in 2018, Kepa Arrizabalaga has conceded more Premier League goals from outside the box (19) than any other goalkeeper. Weakness. pic.twitter.com/3NA1WgpYmC
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Neville also highlighted the fact that Arrizabalaga has conceded more goals from outside the box  since his arrival in the Premier League in 2018/19 than anyone else.
“That is a sorry story for a £70m goalkeeper,” he added.