Antonio Rudiger's Chelsea future questioned as Kepa error explained
Here is your Chelsea morning digest for Monday, September 21.
Antonio Rudiger was surprisingly left out of Chelsea’s matchday squad for Sunday’s loss to Liverpool.
Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma started for the second game in succession, while Fikayo Tomori was introduced at half-time after the former was sent off just before half time.
With Thiago Silva still to make his debut for the Blues after signing for the club earlier this summer, it leaves Rudiger’s future at Stamford Bridge in doubt.
And after the defeat to the Premier League champions, Lampard was asked about the German’s omission from the squad.
“At the moment I have five centre-backs at the club,” he explained. “I can’t pick a squad that has three of them on the bench.
“That is the way it is. I have to pick a squad on the way they train, situations, and that is just how it is.
"That is a selection one today.”
After Kepa Arrizabalaga made a second high-profile error in two games, Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher surprisingly said he felt sorry for the Chelsea goalkeeper.
The Spaniard has been intensely criticised for his performances over the last 12 months but Carragher, while accepting Kepa has not lived up to expectations, said he has sympathy with his plight.
“I actually feel sorry for him a bit now,” he said on Sky Sports . “There’s a new goalkeeper coming in, so there’s not too much more we can say.
“It must be tough for ...
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