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Chelsea manager Lampard defends Kepa after Luton mistake

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was quick to defend Kepa Arrizabalaga after Sunday's 3-1 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup.

Jordan Clark's shot squeezed under the Spaniard to bring Luton back into the game.

But Lampard pointed out how Kepa managed to keep the Blues ahead with a superb save in the second-half.

"Well, on the flipside of that, Kepa makes a really top save in the second half to make sure it doesn't go to 2-2. It is very easy for people to sort of hone in on that but Kepa is not playing so regularly," he told reporters. "He comes in after training well and he is a good goalkeeper and I will certainly give him that one in the first half.

"I am as annoyed that we let someone stand in our box in space and get a shot away when we shouldn't have done. I think it was a general team moment of complacency with how we were at 2-0 which is not good enough.

"So, we got back to it very quickly and dominated the game and it made us slightly nervous to not have the two goal league that makes it comfortable. Once we got that back again, which we should have got a lot earlier, then the game was comfortable."

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