Kepa Arrizabalaga attacked as well as saved a kick from Plymouth Argyle’s Ryan Hardy in the match at Stamford Bridge on Sunday (06/02/22). Photo: Reuters/Paul Childs
INDOSPORT.COM – Chelsea’s reserve goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, agreed to the idea of holding an all-star match in the Premier League, as it is widely seen in Major League Soccer (MLS).
Also, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga said the Premier League’s south and north sides, which were played in the middle of the schedule, were a headache.
However, the idea of organizing such matches is to get more money from Chelsea owner Todd Boehly.
This idea caused a great deal of controversy with some British pundits, such as Gary Lineker and Gary Neville who said that some sports did it, for example the United States Basketball League (NBA).
“It’s going to be a big game, because there are big players in the Premier League, South versus North, let’s see,” Kepa told the Mirror.
“It’s a revolutionary idea, but I don’t know what point we can play in this game. I’ve heard about it but I don’t know much about it.”
“Has Todd Boehly (Chelsea owner) said anything? It’s definitely a different concept in the Premier League and we all need to know a lot about that.”
All-Star games in baseball and American football matches are popular in the United States and are widely watched by sports viewers there.
If such a model were to take place in England, players from Liverpool and Manchester City would fill the northern team, while London teams such as Chelsea and Arsenal.
Kepa Arrizabalaga laughed when asked about the possibility of keeping the southern team in goal if Chelsea take part in the All-Stars.