The Chelsea fans who were at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night will have to wait a long time to see a crazier second half of football.
The Blues were 3-1 down against Ajax after the first 45 minutes, and when Donny van de Beek scored with 35 minutes left on the clock, many will have thought that the game was over. But Frank Lampard’s side put an almighty comeback together, scoring three goals to level it up at 4-4. They even scored a fifth, but Cesar Azpilicueta’s strike was ruled out by VAR.
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However, the heroic turn of fortunes should not gloss over what was a poor first period from the south-west London side. De Godenzonen looked the hungrier of the two teams, and deserved their half-time lead. Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga will likely have thought he could have done better for two of the goals, and the nine-time Spain international’s frustration was visibly clear.
The club’s supporters were far from happy with the 25-year-old’s performance. They took to Twitter to share their thoughts, and you can see some of the best comments from the social media platform below.
underwhelming is an understatement hes been below average since arriving and considering we paid 72m its a disastrous buy so far. Caballero is seriously as good but 70m less hth
— Kantesintern (@abenhaile) November 5, 2019
He has been bang average
— Mr. Kagiĉu (@BwanaKagichu) November 5, 2019
Kepa is having a terrible season, Bad positioning, sometimes the simple saves are hard for him
— Young Ancestor (@kingwanne) November 5, 2019
Andre Onana is like a country mile better than kepa, Made world class saves today with no noise, Kepa is a market basket!
— KASHIMAWO (@boboskylarme) November 5, 2019
Kepa has been awful in this game.. Could have saved 2nd and the 3dd goals. #CHEAJX
— Mazi Pita®️ 🇳🇬🇬🇧 (@Mazipita) November 5, 2019
Kepa has been absolutely awful in this game
— chibuzor (@cjobuzor) November 5, 2019
I have never rated kepa… He is absolute gabbage. Which top keeper concedes a goal from that angle… Awful goalkeeper
— Morrismo (@Morrismo6) November 5, 2019
I’ve said it all season long Kepa is so poor, might make a good save here and there but he makes way too many mistakes. Can’t deal with crosses, starting position is awful. There’s a reason we don’t keep clean sheets 🙃 #UCL #CFC
— PoulterMagic (@PoulterMagic) November 5, 2019