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1. Kepa Arrizabalaga

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2 hours ago, Milan said:

It is as if the destiny is punishing us for having a top class GK for such a long time (Cech, Courtois from 20014 till 2018). The universe balance or whatever...

I hate to be proven right, but we didn't know how good we had it with Courtois, i still can't believe how many people that were so relaxed about the prospect of him leaving.

Him in goal last season we concede 40 league goals max even with our structural problems.

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Hahaha he does not even know what he is doing, he is completely lost boy mentally.

You show your true character when you are down and tbh Kepa has nothing to lose yet he is even way worse than last season. Pussy.

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44 minutes ago, NikkiCFC said:

Hahaha he does not even know what he is doing, he is completely lost boy mentally.

You show your true character when you are down and tbh Kepa has nothing to lose yet he is even way worse than last season. Pussy.

Completely misjudged it. He could have simply made himself and cover the post ball would have gone out for a corner. Instead he did the opposite, in fact he did the only thing other than nothing at all that would still make us concede the goal after Southampton attackers had fucked up themselves by tackling it onto the post. Mendy would simply have extended one of his spider limbs and cleared the situation. 

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3 minutes ago, MoroccanBlue said:

Erm, because he passed it back? 

When he got back to the goal..?

And even if he did touch the ball the first time, it will only be an indirect FK...

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4 minutes ago, Jason said:

When he got back to the goal..?

And even if he did touch the ball the first time, it will only be an indirect FK...

I changed my post. Didn't realise what I was thinking. 

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16 minutes ago, Jason said:

THE FUCKING SHEER INCOMPETENCY OF THIS...

:middlefinger::middlefinger::middlefinger::middlefinger::middlefinger:

Does he even know the rules? :lol:

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4 hours ago, NikkiCFC said:

Hahaha he does not even know what he is doing, he is completely lost boy mentally.

You show your true character when you are down and tbh Kepa has nothing to lose yet he is even way worse than last season. Pussy.

Perhaps but he’s instantly at a disadvantage because Zouma’s pass is so bad and whoever it is out of Che Adams/Danny Ings are instantly on him. Okay, yes, he has to get it yeah but think he’s more likely to foul the bloke with his hands than his feet there if I am honest which would of probably caused a worse meltdown because playing as 10 men v them would of been brutal given how they run the game in the second half.

Its a horrendous goal in general. Why Zouma hasn't just hooked it or stuck it out for a throw is beyond me. Especially when Southamptons game plan is always those balls in the channels between the fullback and centre back, it is such a common trait in their play so just stick it out for a throw or sling it. Kepa with his feet looks as if he’s committed then thought he isn’t going to get it so tries to pull out although he probably would of got it if he doesn’t (lack of confidence and poor judgement I think). Maybe thats why he went for it with his feet and not his hands as well as hes misjudged it but horrendous by all accounts. Stop it at the source beforehand, put pressure on the ball, which we didn't. Stop it in the second chance with Zouma by putting it out/hooking it (really baffling why he didn't, its so simple nobody would of blinked if he did that and doesn't try to pass it to the GK). Then stop it at the third chance, which Kepa doesn’t. Then fourth, Christensen blocks the ball after and then Kepa fucks it again. Realistically 4 chances there.

Kepa had made a few decent saves as well in the game but Lampard has killed him as a player I think, continuously playing him last season when he still struggled before he finally dropped him. Yeah Mendy is injured but Kepa, he clearly isn’t confident so why is he playing him? Conte got so much stick for continuing to play Andreas Christensen after that Barca game for the same thing, he was clearly affected.

I know its elite level sport and you have to be prepared to take stick but the decision to play someone who is so unsure of his own ability is going to severely affect your team. If your not sure in your own ability and it shows, how will your teammates feel? Look at Morata here as well players wouldnt even pass to him because they didnt trust him. These things affect so many players more than it seemed to do so when Lamps, JT, etc were all players. Players are softer in the way that generations in general are softer than previous ones. And then while I believed Kepa had huge potential when he signed he has regressed in the last 14 months or however long Franks been in charge be it through to a lack of confidence or just generally not being as good as he showed he could be in the first year. 

6 hours ago, Tomo said:

I hate to be proven right, but we didn't know how good we had it with Courtois, i still can't believe how many people that were so relaxed about the prospect of him leaving.

Him in goal last season we concede 40 league goals max even with our structural problems.

Precisely. But because people thought he was a cunt and had a bad season with Jose/Guus (who didnt?) they thought he was finished, which is the usual on here sometimes I suppose. No idea why.

Courtois had a top mentality as well he was so confident in his own ability all the time, even when making mistakes he knew it wasn’t good enough but he was just so confident in himself and turned it towards the end of the season and continued to play very well for Conte. £35m probably will look like a bargain when you consider he was probably one of the best GKs in the world and was only 24 or 25 when Real got him. 

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37 minutes ago, OneMoSalah said:

 

Courtois had a top mentality as well he was so confident in his own ability all the time, even when making mistakes he knew it wasn’t good enough but he was just so confident in himself and turned it towards the end of the season and continued to play very well for Conte. £35m probably will look like a bargain when you consider he was probably one of the best GKs in the world and was only 24 or 25 when Real got him. 

I think he also had bad seasons in 17/18 with Conte and first season in Real.

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1 hour ago, Jason said:

When he got back to the goal..?

And even if he did touch the ball the first time, it will only be an indirect FK...

This. an indirect freeick from the fucking left channel never leads to anything FFS

But even more infuriating is that he doesn not even use his hands the second time when he is free to go and somehow manages to tackle the ball back to adams an dnot out of play instead. he is so incredibly bad that it is some special skill again.

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43 minutes ago, NikkiCFC said:

I think he also had bad seasons in 17/18 with Conte and first season in Real.

Did he really have a bad season in 17/18? If your talking about the Barcelona game, which many did at the time, it was one match? Even then I think the goals were hugely overplayed because of the fact it was Courtois and there had been rumblings about him not extending his contract for however long and we all know he wasn't the most liked player we've ever had as he was constantly wanting off to Madrid and didn't hide it. I don't remember him having that bad of a season overall. I think he was pretty solid throughout it. Also he was probably a huge reason why we won that FA cup final in Conte's final game he made 3 huge saves in the second half which for his last game as a Chelsea player as well, a pretty good send off and performance overall.  

Yeah, his first season with Real was hit and miss yeah definitely. Still one of the best GKs on the planet and the difference between him and what we have now is huge. Even Mendy, who looks like he could be a good player, I doubt he will reach the heights Courtois did. There is only three GKs in the PL who are at the level Courtois is, Alisson, Ederson and de Gea (who still is very good despite some errors over last few seasons). Lloris probably deserves a mention in that bracket as well or if not in it, hes just below it. 10m euros upfront with 5m in bonuses however many years ago, pretty much a bargain. 

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7 hours ago, Jason said:

Kepa is very lucky that no fans are allowed into stadiums right now...

Knowing how random/weird our crowd can be at times he'd probably be cheered with "Kepa, Kepa, Kepa" being chanted every time he cocked up :lol:

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On 19/10/2020 at 8:53 PM, OneMoSalah said:

Did he really have a bad season in 17/18? If your talking about the Barcelona game, which many did at the time, it was one match? Even then I think the goals were hugely overplayed because of the fact it was Courtois and there had been rumblings about him not extending his contract for however long and we all know he wasn't the most liked player we've ever had as he was constantly wanting off to Madrid and didn't hide it. I don't remember him having that bad of a season overall. I think he was pretty solid throughout it. Also he was probably a huge reason why we won that FA cup final in Conte's final game he made 3 huge saves in the second half which for his last game as a Chelsea player as well, a pretty good send off and performance overall.  

Yeah, his first season with Real was hit and miss yeah definitely. Still one of the best GKs on the planet and the difference between him and what we have now is huge. Even Mendy, who looks like he could be a good player, I doubt he will reach the heights Courtois did. There is only three GKs in the PL who are at the level Courtois is, Alisson, Ederson and de Gea (who still is very good despite some errors over last few seasons). Lloris probably deserves a mention in that bracket as well or if not in it, hes just below it. 10m euros upfront with 5m in bonuses however many years ago, pretty much a bargain. 

For sure, if I had an option, I would've kept TC all day long. £96m blown on 2GK's is insane, especially as one is an absolute clown that even makes Karius look half decent. Insanity. Let's not even get into the contracts/wages. 

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Looks like Kepa and De Gea have fallen behind the pecking order in the GK for Spain. Unai Simon - the player who replaced Kepa at Athletic Bilbao - has started the last 2 games for Spain, including tonight's Nations League game. 

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Chelsea flop Kepa Arrizabalaga backed to "prove everybody wrong" with return to form

Kepa's high-profile errors led manager Frank Lampard to bring in a new goalkeeper over the summer, but a former Blues shot-stopper has backed the Spaniard to be a "huge success"

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/chelsea-flop-kepa-arrizabalaga-form-23020131

Asmir Begovic has thrown his weight behind Kepa Arrizabalga by backing the out-of-favour Chelsea goalkeeper to "prove everyone wrong".

The Blues signed Kepa from Athletic Bilbao for £71million - a world-record fee for a goalkeeper - in 2018, securing his services on a seven-year contract.

But buying the Spaniard has so far proved to be a costly error, as he has struggled to replicate his impressive La Liga form in the Premier League.

Kepa, 26, has made a string of high-profile errors as Chelsea No.1 - including in the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in September - prompting manager Frank Lampard to sign a new first-choice goalkeeper in Edouard Mendy.

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The out-of-form man has not featured on the bench for the Blues in recent fixtures after sustaining a shoulder injury last month.

But Begovic believes Kepa can still be a "huge success" - though it may take a move away from Stamford Bridge for him to live up to his potential.

“These situations are never straightforward. If you spend a big transfer fee it doesn’t mean everything is going to work out; there are a lot of factors into making a move work and making an impact at a club.

“Mendy has come in and done really, really well, I think he’s really solidified that position. He’s been impressive, he’s been a joy to watch to be honest and he’s someone I really enjoy watching.

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