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That’s what you’re paid big money for – Joe Cole slams Chelsea star



Frank Lampard takes charge of his first training session with Chelsea squad (photos)

Former Chelsea forward, Joe Cole has slammed goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, saying the Spain international should justify the salary he collects at Stamford Bridge.



With two goals from Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio, Real Madrid cruised to victory at the Santiago Bernabeu and took control of the quarter final.

Chelsea played with 10 men from the 59th minute of the game after Ben Chilwell was sent off. The Blues have failed to score a goal in their last four matches.

But Cole is much more worried over goalkeeper Arrizabalaga.

Cole told BT Sport: “I think Chelsea want to get around Kepa, whereas a top goalkeeper – like what we see with Thibaut Courtois [Real Madrid goalkeeper] – in those moments [claims the ball], that’s what you pay the big money for.

“For me, when you’re defending a set-piece, especially in those situations, your goalkeeper [is vital] alongside the centre-halves. You’re down to 10 men at the Bernabeu, Thiago Silva is 38, he’s on his knees.

“That’s when you need Kepa to go, ‘Right, you go there, you go there, you go there, we’ll deal with that and we’ll get in at 1-0!’

“But there was none of that.”

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