Calamitous Kepa Gifts Liverpool the Closing Goal in a EPL Day 2 Clash
Two goals from Sadio Mane gave Liverpool the triumph in what could be a huge game in the battle for the title.
Mane unlocked the deadline in the 50th-minute with a well-taken header in the box. The goal tracked a well worked move from Reds players Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.
The Senegalese then scored his second of the game following a blunder from goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Kepa received the ball nearby to his goal and was instantly closed down by Mane. The forward gridlocked his pass and coolly planted the ball at the back of the net.
Kepa’s poor decision making has been a major problem for the Blues. Kepa often rushes off his line in one-on-one situations, which makes it easier for the opposing strikers to slot the ball past him. Another awkward habit of Chelsea’s record signing is staying too deep when strikers have the ball close to the goal.
“My job as a manager is to try to give Kepa confidence. It was a clear mistake and Kepa accepted that”, Lampard grieved after the match.
Chelsea’s next Premier League game is away against West Brom on Saturday 26th September. Before then they meet Barnsley in the Carabao Cup at home.