Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has insisted he will continue to support Kepa Arrizabalaga, after his latest mistake in Chelsea’s 3-3 draw with Southampton.
The Blues raced into a two-goal lead thanks to Timo Werner’s brace. However, the Saints levelled following goals from Danny Ings and Che Adams.
Kai Havertz restored Chelsea’s lead almost immediately, but they conceded a late equalizer to drop points.
Kepa made several good saves but was at fault for Southampton’s second goal. Kurt Zouma under-hit his pass back to the keeper, who made a meal of his attempted tackle and allowed Adams to rifle home.
Chelsea has now shipped nine goals in five games this season.
“He made two really good saves in the match today, but of course people’s eyes will be drawn to the second goal and I understand that.
“But it wasn’t just Kepa who was involved in that goal. So that’s the unfortunate world of being a goalkeeper.
“And it’s clear that Mendy at the moment is injured and will probably be fit in the next week or two weeks, and then that will be the decision for me to make about who plays,” Lampard told his post-match press conference.
Anaedoonline.ng reports that Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has warned his new team-mates that they will not win any trophies, if they continue to leak goals.
Werner was speaking to the media following a 3-3 draw with Southampton on Saturday.
The German international opened his account for the Blues with a brace, before Danny Ings and Adams Che made it 2-2.
Kai Havertz put Chelsea in front ahead, but they conceded another equalizer deep into stoppage time and the visitors earned a point through Jannik Vestergaard’s goal.
When asked if they have a problem in defence, Werner told Premier League productions: “I don’t know if we have a problem but in the end the last three games we concede six goals and that’s not where we want to be.
“I think we are Chelsea, we want to battle for titles.
“In the end think it’s not the offence that wins titles. In Germany we always say defence wins titles. I think that’s true.”