Chelsea were forced to share the points with Arsenal last night, drawing 2-2 at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues capitalised on David Luiz’s dismissal on 26 minutes by taking the lead twice, but the Gunners had the final laugh as Hector Bellerin clinched a late equaliser.
With two more strikes flying into the back of the Chelsea net, it leaves Frank Lampard’s side with the worst defensive record in the top five after conceding 32.
Last night’s result sparked criticism with more fingers being pointed in Kepa Arrizabalaga’s direction.
Lampard even criticised the ‘keeper’s footwork following the game and it seems increasingly likely that Chelsea could be looking elsewhere for a new shot-stopper if things don’t improve.
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In fact, Bleacher Report’s Dean Jones claims that scouts are already on the hunt for a potential replacement and one man who could walk through the door in the summer is Burnley’s Nick Pope.
The 27-year-old is yet to miss a Premier League game this season but has let in 38 goals for a side that occupy 14th place.
He also made his first start for England in November and kept a clean sheet as the Three Lions ran out 4-0 winners over Kosovo in a Euro 2020 qualifier.
Pope also impressed at the weekend as Burnley beat third place Leicester City 2-1 with the ‘keeper saving Jamie Vardy’s penalty.
Despite conceding more goals than Kepa, the England shot-stopper has kept two more clean sheets than the Chelsea man with seven to his name so far this campaign.
Pope’s season was plagued with injuries last time around, but it seems he’s put all that behind him as he continues to impress in Burnley colours.
As for Kepa, it seems he’s on a countdown to convince Chelsea that he should stay at Stamford Bridge come next season.News Now - Sport News