Kepa Fumbles in Chelsea’s Loss to Liverpool
Kepa Arrizabalaga fumbled for Liverpool’s second goal by Saido Mane but Chelsea’s poor performance ensured they lost 0-2 to Liverpool on Sunday in the English Premier League Day Two fixture at Stamford Bridge.
Andreas Christensen had earlier been sent off for a foul on Mane to reduce the Blues to ten men.
Saido Mane then opened scoring for the champions and then a clanger by Kepa sealed victory for Liverpool.
It was not a coincidence that Chelsea announced the signing of Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy the same hour though manager Frank Lampard expressed his support to the keeper.
“It’s a clear mistake that has cost us,” said Lampard of Kepa.
“We have to keep working, Kepa has to keep working and he has to have support around him, that’s very clear.
“Individually players need support, particularly from myself, and I give that to all the players.
“And now we’ve got to try to give him confidence, because that’s important.
“Nobody tries to make mistakes in football, that’s the nature of the game.”
In another encounter, Brighton Albion and Hove thrashed sorry Newcastle United 3-0 with youngster Lamtey starring while Leicester City defeated Burnley 4-2.
The action continues this evening with two more matches, including Manchester City and Aston Villa’s opening games of the new campaign.
- Aston Villa v Sheffield United
- Wolves v Manchester City