Kepa Arrizabalaga, though benched by Frank Lampard against Leicester City on Saturday, just doesn’t have any competition at Chelsea and is getting more complacent by every passing day.

Long gone are those days of clean sheets when Chelsea taking the lead meant pretty much a victory for us. Things have changed at the Stamford Bridge. We let go of Petr Cech to keep Thibaut “The Snake” Courtois and look where it has landed us now.

World’s most expensive goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga just couldn’t keep a single ball out of the Chelsea post and it was high time when Frank Lampard showed him his place and that’s exactly what he did by keeping the most complacent goalkeeper on the bench and starting 38-year-old Willy Caballero ahead of him. Willy makes mistakes but at least he works hard.

Frank Lampard later explained why he left Kepa out of the squad:

You make decisions every week and every day in this job. No decision is easy,” he said.

“When it comes to a goalkeeper you probably do give it a little bit more thought and a bit more time, especially if someone seems to be the designated number one.

“That can’t be the end of the story. We have to be competitive. Willy trains well, he acts well and he played well against Hull last week. I decided to stick with him.”

Good job Frank! We aren’t complaining either.


Ross is a computer science engineer, an MBA and an ardent Chelsea fan.

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