Even if the new goalkeeper Mendy joins, Caballero will still be Chelsea's second goalkeeper? After watching the League Cup game early this morning, I believe there will be enough Chelsea fans to vote "yes." Because this 39-year-old goalkeeper completed nine terrible saves in this game, helping the Blues win the first zero seal of the new season.
Although Barnsley did not have a good start to the new season, they still have the idea of "making things" in this visit to Chelsea. The opening high press and continuous shooting opportunities made Chelsea's defense feel the pressure.
However, it was not the "new regent" Kepa who stood on the Chelsea gate early this morning, but the 39-year-old veteran goalkeeper Cavallero. Although Barnsley’s “stab” tactics in this game made them lose 6 goals away, it also created enough threats for Caballero: In 90 minutes, they completed 14 shots, only 3 times less than Chelsea. , Shoot up to 9 times. More importantly, these 9 shots are sufficiently threatening, and Caballero needs to show sufficient reaction speed and save skills:
For example, the opponent player Woodrow shot a long arc in the 14th minute, and Caballero flew the ball out of the crossbar; also for example, in the 32nd minute, the opponent made a shot in the penalty area through a cross from the side, and Cavallero Get down to the ground quickly to block the bottom line from the ball that is about to fly into the far dead corner and so on.
Such performance by Caballero is destined to "some people are happy and others are worried." What is happy is that Chelsea fans and coach Frank Lampard are absolutely gratified to have such an old age; it is the goalkeeper Kepa who is worried. In the new season, he has made two mistakes and lost goals in the two rounds of the Premier League. His main position is no longer guaranteed. Because the new goalkeeper Mendy joined the team has only been announced.
What makes Kepa feel "desperate" is that his second goalkeeper's position may not be preserved, because Caballero proved in the early hours of this morning that he can still be trusted, his strength is still in good shape, and his status is excellent. Considering that Kepa has very few interest in the transfer market, he will still stay at Chelsea in a short time. However, his position will become more and more awkward.
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