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Kepa Arrizabalaga should have gotten the message from Frank Lampard

Timothy Aiyeku

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From the statement made by Chelsea boss Frank Lampard on the performance of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy in the goalless draw against Man United, it is obvious that a message has been passed to out-of-favour shot-stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The West London outfit played a 0-0 draw away from home on Saturday evening with Edouard Mendy giving a world-class performance to give the team another clean sheet after starting the season by conceding goals under the watchful hands of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Edouard Mendy is Chelsea’s latest recruit in from the last summer transfer window and he has been favoured with a starting role as Kepa Arrizabalaga can no longer be trusted because of a number of high-profile mistakes he made in the past.

The new goalkeeping had a major test when Marcus Rashford pulled a big one that would have handed the Red Devils the lead but he was up to his responsibility with a fine flying save and that ahs got Frank Lampard talking.

Frank Lampard hailed Edouard Mendy’s performance in the game as he noted that goalkeepers are to be depended upon in such moments of tight games if his team must pick at least a point in the game.

The Blues boss boasted that Edouard Mendy was signed up for the quality that was displayed and he has proven that with his composure and saves.

By noting that he depends on a goalkeeper in moments of difficulties, a message might have been passed to Kepa Arrizabalaga to known that his mistakes in the past were unacceptable and have cost the team.

From all indications, the Sousing shot-stopper might not get a chance to start for the West London outfit again until perchance, Edouard Mendy is out on injury because the performances of the two goalkeepers have given the judgment already.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.