Ex-Chelsea goalkeeper Rob Green compares Kepa Arrizabalaga’s hard Premier League begin to David de Gea’s at Manchester United

Rob Green has actually jumped to the defence of under-fire Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The 25-year-old, who signed up with the Blues in a £71m world record cost for a goalkeeper from Athletic Bilbao in 2018, was visited Frank Lampard in February.

Kepa was at fault for Newcastle’s injury-time winning goal against Chelsea in January

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Kepa was at fault for Newcastle’s injury-time winning objective versus Chelsea in January

In spite of Kepa restoring his beginning location prior to the coronavirus pandemic suspended Premier League football in March, Lampard is supposedly on the lookout for a replacement.

Manchester United’s Dean Henderson and Borussia Dortmund’s Roman Burki have actually been related to summertime transfer to west London.

However Green, who worked together with Kepa as Chelsea’s third-choice goalkeeper last season prior to retiring, insists his previous colleague is not the ended up post.

He informed talkSPORT: “Kepa’s fantastic with his feet. It’s one of those ones where he was constantly going to have a little recession in type due to the fact that he played many video games [54] last season.

“However he had that little define of the group this season and after that returned in the FA Cup and got guy of the match versus Liverpool, which may have done him a favour, simply psychologically.

Green worked with Kepa during his time at Chelsea last year

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Green dealt with Kepa throughout his time at Chelsea in 2015

“I believe due to the fact that of the price the expectation has actually been far higher.

“Everybody’s been waxing lyrical about Henderson [who is on loan] at Sheffield United, Kepa’s not that much older than him [23].

“However due to the fact that there’s this substantial price on his shoulders, you’re believing that he’s the completed post. I wasn’t the ended up post at 25 as a goalkeeper and I don’t believe Kepa is either.”

Previous England global Green has actually compared Kepa’s hard spell in England to David de Gea’s start at Manchester United.

De Gea, who signed up with United for £18.9m from Atletico Madrid in 2011, was visited famous supervisor Sir Alex Ferguson for making expensive errors in his launching season.

De Gea adjusted to life at Man United after a rough start

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De Gea gotten used to life at Male United after a rough start

However he has actually because gone on to be considered as among the world’s finest goalkeepers.

Green, who had spells with Norwich, West Ham and QPR, included: “Kepa’s got a long-lasting agreement at Chelsea and I’d like to see him there.

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“It’s a bit like how David de Gea was at the start of his United profession.

“He was definitely ruined at the start and now it’s one of the very best things that’s taken place to him in the last years.”


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