Monday, September 7, 2020

Bosnich: Kepa will be given another Chance

Former Chelsea Goalkeeper Mark Bosnich is not surprised that Chelsea haven’t replaced their last line of defence in Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The Spaniard failed to convinced last season and was part of a defensive department that conceded more than 70 goals in all competitions last season.

Despite that, Bosnich believes Kepa should be given one more chance to redeem himself this season and he wouldn’t be surprised if Chelsea decide to replace him midseason or after the season.

“Yes or No. I’m a little bit surprised because we talked at the end of last season about it being quite clear that Frank didn’t fancy the goalkeeper.

“No I’m not surprised because of the amount of money that they have spent on all of those other players.

“I’m sure if he could he would go and get another goalkeeper but I’m sure the club will have said ‘hold on a minute, we have spent a record amount on this goalkeeper - let’s give him an opportunity to prove you wrong’.

“If it means they have to go in the middle of the season or the end of next season to get another goalkeeper, so be it. I’m sure that will come into play.

“We have heard that the young goalkeeper who was on loan last season, young [Nathan] Baxter, will come into the frame as well. He could be the answer, we don’t know that.

“The most important thing for Chelsea is that Kepa performs how he should do and then this talk will just go away.”

The Ex-blues Star also believes there would be challenges facing Lampard when picking a team with the abundance of talents he has in his disposal.

 “It’s going to be very difficult. Regardless of the fact that all of the players they have signed are of true quality, the fact is that you have to make sure there are understandings and knowing what each other’s moves are going to be. That is going to be paramount.

“But in terms of the quality, when you have got the quality that they have signed, then it generally takes a shorter time and can sometimes get you through matches on its own. But when it comes to playing in the really big games, against equally as good teams, those things are going to be very important.

“But it has been a fantastic transfer window for Chelsea. If you are a Chelsea supporter, you couldn’t have hoped for much more.”

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