Frank Lampard has once again leaped to the defence of the underfire Spanish keeper, who’s been blamed for poor goalkeeping in Chelsea’s midweek draw at Valencia.

“I’m happy. I know Kepa as a professional is a keeper who – and you can see it in his attitude and how he trains every day – is striving to be better, as he should do at his age and the status that he’s at,” the boss told at his pre-match presser.

“He will want to get better all the time, and there have been a few instances this season where he would be the first one to say he can do better.

That’s football at the top level, but I’m happy with him and his work ethic.”

Kepa has been blamed since conceding a weird goal in 82nd minute of the Champions League game.

Valencia wide man Daniel Wass put a cross into the box that ended up in the back of the net with Kepa seemingly losing track of the ball’s trajectory. On the other hand our keeper made four key saves against the La Liga side, including a spot kick from Dani Parejo.

But when Kepa’s good, he’s really good: