Chelsea FC former striker, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, has lashed out at the club’s Spanish goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, due to his error which led to Luton Town’s goal in Sunday’s FA Cup clash at Stamford Bridge.
While speaking with BBC Sport, Hasselbaink had opined strongly that Jordan Clark’s finish should have been saved by Kepa; adding that other top goalkeepers in the EPL could easily have kept it out.
“For me, he [Kepa] needs to save this, sorry,” he said.
“Sorry but I think he sees enough of the ball, the player. What is the player going to do there? He’s going to hit the ball.
“Every time he goes in goal at Chelsea, he knows he’s under pressure because everyone is looking at him because of how he started, how he did last year. And this obviously does not help him as well.
“If you look at the other goalkeepers in the league at the top end, they would save this. That is where he is at, and it is a problem.” He stated.
The Spanish goalkeeper–whose performance has seen him come under scrutiny in recent times–joined The Blues from Athletic Bilbao but has played second fiddle to Edouard Mendy this campaign.
However, his blushes were saved by rampant Tammy Abraham who fired Chelsea into the FA Cup fifth round after bagging a hat trick against second tier Luton Town.