Chelsea boss Frank Lampard leaps to Willy Caballero’s defence after Leicester mistake

Frank Lampard has leapt to Willy Caballero’s defence after his mistake allowed Ben Chilwell to score for Leicester.

Chelsea left the King Power Stadium with a point after a 2-2 draw after an entertaining second half.

The Blues took the lead through Antonio Rudiger moments after the break through a Mason Mount corner.

But Harvey Barnes struck back almost immediately after his effort took a wicked deflection, leaving Caballero with no chance.

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However, the Argentine will not want to watch the second goal back when he came charging out of his net to try get the ball.

But Caballero never had any hope of getting to it before Youri Tielemans crossed the ball back into the box.

The former Manchester City star did well to get back to his goal but Ben Chilwell had the simple task of netting past the veteran stopper, who was ultimately in the wrong position.

If he had not charged out of his comfort zone, an argument can be made that Caballero would have been better placed to save Chilwell’s effort.

Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero could be blamed for the second goal

But Lampard has insisted that the stopper was not at fault for either goal.

He said: “His performance was pretty good, he makes a good save, he’s comfortable with his feet there was not much you could do with either goal.”

It comes after first-choice keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was dropped following a period of patchy form.

Prior to the match, Lampard revealed that the Spaniard was axed with a heavy heart.

“It’s a decision that I make and I think with goalkeepers it’s a decision you don’t take lightly because of what it means,” said the Blues boss.

“They are very close and they work hard together each day but it’s one that I felt to make for this game.

“I trust in Willy he trains brilliantly, he’s a great professional. I trust them both but it’s the decision for today.”