Lampard praises Arrizabalaga’s character after Chelsea’s win vs Everton

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has heaped praise on goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga following the club’s 4-0 win over Everton in the Premier League on Sunday. The Spain international had fallen out-of-favour for the goalkeeping role over the past month but he has recently redeemed himself with back-to-back clean sheets in all competitions.

One of those came during the convincing triumph over the Toffees and speaking after that game, Lampard was impressed with the shot-stopping of the Spain international, he told reporters: “Kepa has been out of the team and showed character and he has come in for two clean sheets and made saves, and had a brave moment at the end of this game. Ross Barkley and Marcos Alonso have come back in and that is what we need. It does not matter if you are four months from the end of your contract or out the team for a month, you have to train every day full pelt, be a brilliant team-mate and when you come in you have to try to contribute.”
The west London giants have failed to win back-to-back league games since the previous international break but they have still managed to stay in the top four for an extended period of time. The 4-0 win over the Toffees has maintained their three-point gap over fifth-placed Manchester United and Lampard will be hoping that the club can build a winning run hereafter to enhance their Champions League prospects for next season.

The Capital outfit are scheduled to face Bayern Munich on the road in the midweek Champions League game. The Blues are already trailing 3-0 after the opening leg of the round of 16 stage and they would require at least three clear goals at the Allianz Arena to take the Champions League tie beyond normal time.