Frank Lampard says he’s “very delighted” with Kepa Arrizabalaga however Gary Neville criticised his performance and says Chelsea is now not going to grab a league title with the Spaniard.
Leandro Trossard’s 54th-minute equaliser from originate air the establish wriggled under the outstretched fingers of Kepa, as soon as extra elevating questions over whether he might presumably possibly peaceable dwell as Chelsea’s No 1.
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The membership are reportedly stop to agreeing a deal to sign goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from French membership Rennes, however Lampard backed Kepa following the Brighton snatch.
He told Sky Sports actions: “I’m very enough with Kepa. With the shot, I’m now not certain if he might presumably luxuriate in done any greater however I noticed a small extra confidence in how he used to be playing. Kepa is here, he’s our ‘keeper and I’m enough with him.
“If we are bringing in competitors this might well presumably also be competitors. That is the personality of Chelsea. That goes thru the squad, so we’ll scrutinize.”
When asked if to any extent further new signings are on the methodology, Lampard added: “Now not for the time being. There are clearly some weeks to switch except the cease of the switch window.
“We now luxuriate in got a broad squad now as smartly so we want to administer that and ogle at how we switch ahead in phrases of getting the simply level of competitors all around the squad, however no facts on that one on the minute.”
Neville: No high goalkeeper, no league title
Sky Sports actions’ Gary Neville told Monday Night Football:
“I form now not allege he’s [happy with Kepa]. I wouldn’t be however yet I know stout smartly, having been in a instructing region, been in a changing room, or now not it is a must to abet your goalkeeper. You might presumably luxuriate in gotten to abet your players, or now not it is a must to toughen them publicly however privately that honest, or now not it is a terribly unhappy honest to present away.
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“He conceded so many targets from originate air the sphere final season, he’s conceded one other one tonight and this might well presumably designate you. When you form now not luxuriate in a high goalkeeper, it is doubtless you’ll presumably possibly not snatch that league.
“At this moment in time he makes far too many errors. He lets too many targets into the abet of his win that must be saved. 19 targets conceded from originate air the sphere – that might presumably possibly also very smartly be a sorry listing for a £70m goalkeeper.
“A pair of years in the past, I ragged to be quite severe of Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet. 50 targets a season however as soon as Alisson got here all the pieces became long-established. It used to be the identical at Manchester United in my time after we had that duration between Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar. As soon as Van der Sar got here, it became long-established.
“Identical with Manchester Metropolis in Pep Guardiola’s first season. Claudio Bravo kept letting targets in from all over and the place to shots ratio used to be unhappy. As soon as Ederson comes in, all the pieces turns into the truth is long-established.
“When you form now not luxuriate in you ever goalkeeper simply you are going to massively war to construct up the establish or now not it is a must to construct up to. You the truth is might presumably possibly not ever snatch a league.
“You is now not going to grab a league with a goalkeeper who’s letting targets in from originate air his field, doesn’t dominate his establish and concedes targets from space pieces. It is now not going to occur.
“It is a stark warning. Frank Lampard knows this. He’s performed in championship-winning teams, he knows what he needs to carry out, he doesn’t just like the goalkeeper, he wants him out and he’ll bring a brand new one in for that reason of he knows Frank Lampard shall be sacked as a supervisor if he doesn’t snatch the league in the next two or three years.
“He’s spent £200m so he’s got to carry out it. Pep did it, Jurgen Klopp did it and Sir Alex Ferguson did it.
“Every supervisor of any salt shall be harsh. He’s got to be ruthless and carry out it for himself for that reason of that £70m, he needs to ogle after the membership’s cash, he needs to strive to construct up it abet, however sadly, or now not it is long past.”
‘Chelsea need an Ederson or Alisson level goalkeeper’
Sky Sports actions’ Jamie Carragher told Monday Night Football:
“Edouard Mendy has the truth is got greater numbers than Kepa. Unfortunately for Kepa, a pair of of his numbers are the worst in the league.
“Whoever you herald, it looks to be like or now not it shall be greater. It is honest accurate whether you are speaking about Ederson or Alisson level, and that’s the level you’d like.
“Teams who snatch leagues, there is incessantly a region the next summer, even whenever you occur to luxuriate in won the league, that you deem it is doubtless you’ll presumably possibly presumably give a enhance to. I can now not ever undergo in ideas a crew, going abet to the mid-80s, who won the league with a median goalkeeper.
“I recede abet to Neville Southall, David Seaman at Arsenal, Peter Schmeichel coming in the early 90s and Petr Cech. That Chelsea aspect had diverse cash spent on it however when Jose Mourinho got here in, Cech got here in and they honest accurate won leagues.
“It used to be the identical with Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis. It can presumably possibly not ever switch.
“If they bring Mendy in, is he on the level of the goalkeepers we are speaking about? It is now not honest accurate about being greater than Kepa, that is now not sufficient. It is got to be on the level of Ederson and Alisson, that is the establish Chelsea are.”
Lampard glad with Werner, Havertz debuts
Lampard used to be glad with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz on their Premier League debuts, with the extinct particularly impressing, winning a penalty for Chelsea in the 21st minute.
The top coach believes the German’s level to used to be only a success upon of what he can carry out, telling Sky Sports actions: “I just like the methodology that Timo pops up in assorted areas.
“He’s now not a frontman who attaches to centre-backs loads. Usually he can start from reasonably bit deeper, however when he goes, he goes. We noticed that with the burst of tempo for the penalty, for that reason of I allege the ball used to be reasonably over-performed and he peaceable gets there.
“He has that about him and an genuine starvation to rating targets and be ruthless in that establish. I belief we noticed diverse indicators from Timo tonight of what he’ll bring.”
Havertz had a quieter night on the south coast, having only trained with Chelsea for spherical per week, however Lampard used to be elated with what he noticed.
“I loved Kai Havertz. It is now not a sport the establish you come away with some classic moments, however I belief there moments of optimistic and calmness,” he said.
“It is a broad demand, there is loads on his shoulders for that reason of of the signing that he used to be and that he’s a youngster coming to a assorted league, however you noticed glimpses of what he can carry out. You furthermore noticed him hotfoot abet 80 yards to compose a defensive take care of having given the ball away.
“So, all the pieces I basically luxuriate in considered from him in phrases of his personality is space on and his optimistic will come thru. We will ogle a lot extra from him, he’s massively proficient younger participant.”
‘We want to forestall gap on Liverpool’
Up next for Chelsea is the search recommendation from of Liverpool to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, are residing on Sky Sports actions, and Lampard says they’re aiming to forestall the gap on the Premier League champions, who performed 33 positive aspects before the Blues final term.
He said: “The bother for all of us, however particularly us, is we learned ourselves to this level in the abet of Liverpool, for that reason of of the methodology they took on the first half of final season, that you were virtually in a scamper that is a lot removed from being for first.
“We positively want to forestall that gap to Liverpool, we want to luxuriate in intentions, ideas that we are going to be up and spherical it, even supposing it is a broad demand to grab the Premier League.
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“Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis luxuriate in worked for a while to construct up teams which might presumably possibly be stout of person skills and revel in an genuine crew collective. We’re in the abet of in that job, or now not it is step-by-step for us. The against Brighton is a accurate feeling for us for that reason of it wasn’t a gargantuan performance, however we luxuriate in the three positive aspects.
“If we accumulate these positive aspects early, the boldness builds, there is extra time to work with the crew, players come abet from hurt and the brand new signings decide in, and optimistically we can compose broad strides.
“I might presumably possibly not compose any broad commitments now, however we the truth is want to forestall that gap.”
Potter: A whole bunch positives for Brighton
At instances, Brighton were the greater aspect at some level of the Amex Stadium conflict and had their supreme fragment of possibilities and, total, supervisor Graham Potter used to be glad with what he noticed.
“From our level of view, we performed quite smartly in the game. There are many positives for us in phrases of the total sport, however we’re disappointed to concede three targets,” he told Sky Sports actions.
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“I belief in the first half, we were potentially the greater crew. We got the equaliser and were potentially on the entrance foot, then the 2nd honest is a small of a blow. We had a accurate probability at 2-1 as smartly and or now not it is honest accurate these truthful small margins that in a roundabout diagram against the broad teams, or now not it is a must to flip for your favour in yelp so that you can build up a sure result.
“So in the cease, we’re enough with hundreds issues however disappointed with the three targets against and no positive aspects.”
There used to be furthermore an look-catching performance from extinct Chelsea childhood product Tariq Lamptey, with Potter including: “Lamptey used to be stress-free to scrutinize, I imagine. Such energy, such personality and his enthusiasm for the game is barely accurate fabulous. He’s been like that for us since he got here, he’s peaceable younger and peaceable has heaps to learn however his methodology to soccer is refreshing.”