KEPA has conceded EIGHT PER CENT of Chelsea’s all-time Premier League goals and he has only been there for TWO seasons.
The Blues lost 5-3 to Liverpool at Anfield last night and although the Spaniard was relatively blame free for the Reds’ goals, the pressure is still on Frank Lampard to replace him in the summer.
Chelsea have now conceded 54 goals this season – the most of any top-half team and their worst total since Roman Abramovich took over.
More even than Crystal Palace and Brighton in 14th and 16th respectively.
And if Wolves score at Stamford Bridge in the final game of the season on Sunday, it will equal the Blues’ worst ever Premier League conceded goals total in a single campaign.
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But damning stats revealed today show under-fire Kepa has now let in 86 Premier League goals since he arrived in the summer of 2018.
That is 8.14 percent of the 1,056 goals the Blues have conceded since the first ever Prem season in 1992/93.
The 25-year-old has made a catalogue of errors this season and was even dropped before lockdown and replaced by Willy Caballero.
And Sky pundit Jamie Carragher thinks the West Londoners need to address it this summer or risk going backwards.
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Speaking after the game at Anfield, Carragher said: “Chelsea will go no further unless they change the goalkeeper.
“I know they keep buying a lot of attackers but you see how many goals they have conceded.
“I think a lot of that is down to the goalkeeper, if I am being totally honest.
“It is an area that – if they want to compete with Liverpool and Manchester City – they will have to rectify in the summer.”
Much of the blame has been laid at Kepa’s feet but Chelsea’s defence has been very shaky this campaign with Lampard struggling to settle on his best back-four.
The Blues boss is desperate to sign a new left-back to replace Emerson and Marcos Alonso while centre-backs Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori seem to be a way off the standard required.
By: William Pugh
Title: Chelsea horror show at Liverpool means Kepa has conceded 8 per cent of Blues’ all-time Prem goals… in just two seasons
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12200365/chelsea-liverpool-kepa-conceded-premier-league/
Published Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 07:06:43 +0000