Former Premier League goalkeeper Ben Foster believes Chelsea need to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga and says the £72m goalkeeper should have saved Everton’s late equaliser at Stamford Bridge.
“Let’s talk about Everton’s equaliser because I think Kepa should save it,” the former Premier League goalkeeper said on his YouTube channel. “A top goalkeeper saves that.
“This is a big moment, we’re in injury-time so if he saves that, it’s 2-1, three points, boom, everyone is happy. These are the fine margins but I think a top goalie has to save that.
“It’s a slightly awkward one so I’ve got a bit of sympathy but you need to make those big saves. He fell a little bit short.
“I don’t think Kepa is the right guy for it, full stop. I don’t think he’s the long-term solution.
“I think at the end of the season either Mendy will get fit and get back in the team or they will need to go into the market and sign somebody.
“They spent £70m on Kepa by the way and £25m on Mendy, that’s almost £100m on goalkeepers.”