Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga has been rated one of the worst in the recently concluded Premier League season, due to his poor performances since joining the club.
This is no doubt the worst season of the former Atheltic Bilbao goalie that cost Chelsea over 75 million pounds. Statistics show that Arrizabalaga is only better than 5 other keepers in Europe.
Kepa Arrizabalaga’s form and weekly wage
The world record gloveman has been a disappointment for Chelsea this season, letting in 30 goals this season from the 67 attempts, which gives him a save percentage of a measly 55.4%- the lowest in the entirety of the Premier League among keepers who have played a minimum of 45 minutes.
Kepa’s weekly wage
It is unexpected that the most expensive goalkeeper in the world is only better than 5 other gloveman among the top European leagues. This will be an issue for Chelsea as they are stuck with his high wages. Kepa makes £150k per week
It was so bad that once the ball passes through the defense and reaches Arrizabalaga, there is a high chance that the opponent would score.
According to reports, Frank Lampard is aiming to offload about eight players, so as to bring in a new one. Top on the list in the defensive line is Kourt Zouma, who has not been impressive for the side this season. Andreas Christensen could also head towards the exit door.
Due to their present situation and the aim to at least contest for the Premier League title next season, Chelsea could be bringing in a new goalkeeper. But looking at the heft amount paid to get the goalkeeper, he could be given further chances to prove himself again before they let him go or force him out on a loan.
Caballerro capable of replacing Kepa Arrizabalaga?
Meanwhile, Chelsea number two, Willy Caballero, who had been the team’s goalkeeper in the FA and League Cups is about to clock 39. At his age, he might not be good enough for the side that will be contesting in the Champions League next season.
While Chelsea is depending on Caballero as a backup plan, the club may need to begin looking for a new starting goalkeeper and a new backup. Chelsea’s second goalkeeper Willy Caballero was born on September 28, 1981, he will be 39 in the year 2020 and will be close to 40 years old at the beginning of the 2020/2021 premier league season.
38 year-year-old Caballero, who is the oldest ever player to play in an FA Cup final for Chelsea also has his own fault, but it has been minimal compared to the Spaniard.