Chelsea should take a “serious look” at Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to solve their recent goalkeeper problems.
That’s according to BBC pundit Garth Crooks, who has been critical of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero, after a number of mistakes from both goalkeepers in recent weeks.
Caballero was named in the side for the 2-2 draw at Leicester City on Saturday, with Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard making the decision to drop Kepa after recent criticism, following a number of mistakes.
But Caballero was caught out of position for Leicester’s second goal as he charged out of his goal following Ben Chilwell’s overhit cross, only to change his mind and then not get back in time as the ball was played back across goal for the Leicester full-back to score.
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Lampard defended Caballero after the game, adding that in his opinion, the Argentine was not at fault for the goal.
“As the ball travels in the cross, it is a miss-hit cross, he follows that and moves back towards his goal when he realises he couldn’t get it,” said Lampard.
“I think the problem was that when we defended we sunk to the six-yard box. Chilwell pops up with that and someone has to be tighter to them.”
Lampard also spoke of his decision to leave Kepa out, adding that it was not an easy decision for him to make to drop the Spaniard to the bench.
“You make decisions every week and every day sometimes in this job. No decision is easy,” he said.
“When it comes to the goalkeeper you probably do give it a little bit more thought and time, especially if someone seems to be a designated number one.
“But that can’t be the end of the story. We have to be competitive. He [Caballero] trains well, he acts well, he played well against Hull last week so I decided to stick with him.”