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Lampard happy with Arrizabalaga despite conceding goal error from Brighton

Frank Lampard maintains he is satisfied with Kepa Arrizabalaga despite conceding another long-range goal over Brighton and Hove Albion in Chelsea’s 3-1 victory.

Chelsea followed a near season of optimistic transfer claims with a victory after Reece James and Kurt Zouma’s second-half goals sealed the points, with Lucas Trossard canceling Jorginho’s 23rd-minute penalty. Trossard restored parity nine minutes into the second half, allowing Kepa to dip into the bottom-left corner with a shot from outside the box with his right boot.

After moves from Bayern Leverkusen and RB Leipzig respectively, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner each made their Chelsea debuts.

Werner won the penalty that Jorginho scored, and Lampard thought that in what was often a disjointed Chelsea display he saw positives in both players.

“I’m very happy with Kepa,” he told Sky Sports. “With the shot, I’m not sure if he could have done any better but I saw a bit more confidence in how he was playing..

“I’m happy with him, Kepa’s here, he’s our keeper and I’m happy with him. If we are bringing in competition it’ll be competition. That’s the nature of Chelsea. That goes throughout the squad so we’ll see.”

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