Sports Lampard: "What is happening with Kepa, it has become a bit unfair"
With Werner and Havertz, Chelsea wins at Brighton 3-1 in EPL
BRIGHTON, England — A Chelsea team featuring just two of its slew of high-profile and expensive signings got off to a winning start in the English Premier League by beating Brighton 3-1 on Monday. Timo Werner and Kai Havertz — signed for a combined $160 million — didn't manage to score at Amex Stadium, either, with Chelsea's goals coming from Jorginho, Reece James and Kurt Zouma. James' was the most spectacular and the most crucial, the right back's swerving piledriver from 30 metres regaining the lead for Chelsea at 2-1 in the 56th minute, just two minutes after Brighton equalized through Leandro Trossard.
Kepa on the sheet.
Which goalkeeper at Chelsea? Since the arrival of Édouard Mendy at the Blues and the difficult start of the season for Kepa Arrizabalaga, the question has arisen more and more. If the former Rennes goalkeeper could make his debut against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup, Frank Lampard did not want to overwhelm Kepa. “ I will certainly not go so far as to say that he played his last game for Chelsea , he tempered at a press conference. I think it was a tough time for Kepa. But we certainly shouldn't come to that conclusion. "
" I also think, and this touched me a lot last week, that you have to understand that he is a young man with a lot of spotlight on him. I think it got a little unfair , continued Lampard. I have to protect him because I know he's a good boy. He plays with absolute professionalism to do the best he can, as the whole team should. »
80 million euros, realize that.
Messi vs Ronaldo and the winners and losers of the Champions League group stage draw .
The two best players in the world will go head to head for the first time in the Champions League group stage in the standout tie of the seasonElsewhere, holders Bayern Munich won't have it easy in a group containing Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid face some potentially tricky opposition in the form of Inter and Manchester United are cursing a nightmare draw.