Mauricio Pochettino got that the goalkeeping position has been difficult for Chelsea to fill ever since legendary player Petr Cech. So far who left the team in 2015 following an amazing 11-year tenure.
Asmir Begovic and Thibaut Courtois initially split duties between the goal posts. But Courtois left the team in the following two years, to join La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid.
Then Blue’s spent £80 million for world’s most expensive custodian on goal, Kepa Arrizabalaga who arrived in the summer of 2018.
The Spaniard’s price tag was largely to blame for the few missteps. That marred his time with the team and were frequently scrutinised by the media and supporters.
Problem since the departure of Petr Cech
The most well-known of those instances occurred during his rookie season at the club. So he objected to being replaced by Caballero during the 2019 EFL Cup Final matchup with Manchester City.
Chelsea lost 4–3, and manager Maurizio Sarri fined him a week’s wages despite his one-save.
He would remain the undisputed No. 1 for the Blues until 2021. When Senegalese international Edouard Mendy was used under Thomas Tuchel, helping the team win its second Champions League title.
But those two stars are no longer in the team; Mendy was sent to Saudi Arabia, while Kepa is relishing his loan move to Real Madrid.
Robert Sanchez, a summer acquisition who is now under pressure to wear the No. 1 shirt. The player has drawn criticism for making a number of poor decisions, most notably for a clumsy pass that let Declan Rice of Arsenal tie the game, which ultimately ended in a 2-2 draw.
Mauricio Pochettino has another puzzle to solve
As Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino said:
“We are seeing too many mistakes in different leagues and different countries,”
“He is very relaxed, he is very calm. He is very good. I think we are there to try and help. We are helping him, he is calm. He knows, we know, football is about mistakes, the responsibility is with the whole team. The coaching staff is the first as we transmit the idea of how we want to play.”
“To blame someone is to blame us, myself, but not him. He is delivering what we want and of course, maybe you can miss a penalty, you can miss a pass.”
However, Pochettino will still have to figure out the goalie drama sduring his time at Stamford Bridge.