Chelsea losing Arsenal FA Cup final clash shows three players Frank Lampard must sell

Posted Monday, August 03, 2020 by

Chelsea losing Arsenal FA Cup final clash shows three players Frank Lampard must sell
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard saw his side lose 2-1 to Arsenal (Image: GETTY)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard saw his side lose 2-1 to Arsenal in Saturday's FA Cup final.

While Chelsea’s FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal doesn’t automatically make their season a bad one, it was still a blow to Frank Lampard nonetheless. The Blues weren't up to it at Wembley, with their city rivals instead taking home the trophy. And it’s shown that more rebuilding work is required at Stamford Bridge as they look to become successful again.

Chelsea ended the season without a trophy for the first time since 2015, with Arsenal putting them to the sword at Wembley.

Lampard’s side took the lead early on through the excellent Christian Pulisic, who found the net in the fifth minute.

However, Arsenal levelled through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the penalty spot after the Gabon international was fouled in the box.

And Mikel Arteta’s side won the trophy via Aubameyang’s second goal of the game, which came with 23 minutes left on the clock.

Chelsea were poor throughout the contest and Lampard admitted after the match that he was unhappy with their display.

So Express Sport will now take a look at three players the west London giants must sell this transfer window.

Kepa Arrizabalaga

He didn’t even play in the FA Cup final but it’s evident that there’s no way back for Kepa Arrizabalaga at Chelsea.

The Spain international was left on the bench with golden oldie Willy Caballero getting the nod between the sticks instead.

And given he cost £70million, it’s proof that Lampard just doesn’t think Kepa can be relied upon.

Valencia are keen to sign the shot-stopper and he’s willing to take a pay cut in order to leave Stamford Bridge behind after two underwhelming years.

Chelsea are hoping to get him off the books and have interest in Jan Oblak, Dean Henderson and Andre Onana.

Antonio Rudiger

Antonio Rudiger has been a good servant for Chelsea ever since joining from Roma back in 2016.

But the Germany international’s best days appear behind him and he endured a chastening afternoon.

Rudiger is the most-experienced Chelsea centre-back but he played with immaturity at Wembley and was easily bullied by Aubameyang up top.

Chelsea need at least two new defenders if they’re to win the title for the first time since Antonio Conte’s time in charge.

And Rudiger should be sold to raise funds.


Chelsea paid £50million for Jorginho two years ago because they believed the Italy international could be a dictator in the middle of the park.

But while he wasn’t the worst player on the pitch at Wembley, the midfielder failed to make an impact.

The game just passed Jorginho by and he showed a lack of urgency as Chelsea chased the game, often sending the ball sideways or backwards.

Juventus are keen to snap him up, with Maurizio Sarri a huge admirer.

And Chelsea should cash in and sign an upgrade amid links to West Ham’s Declan Rice.

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