Michy Batshuayi welcomes Chelsea team-mate Kepa Arrizabalaga to ‘meme club’ after unfortunate own goal against Ajax

6 Nov

Michy Batshuayi welcomed Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to the ‘meme club’ following his hilarious own goal against Ajax on Tuesday.

The Eredivisie club’s second came when Hakim Ziyech’s free kick cannoned off the post and hit the goalkeeper in the face before going in.

Kepa Arrizabalaga scored an own goal against Ajax
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The 25-year-old quickly went viral on social media with clips of the goal being shared far and wide.

Blues striker Batshuayi got in on the action when he tweeted the Spain international.

He wrote: “Welcome to the memes club bro @kepa_46.”

Even former Chelsea player Cesc Fabregas found it hilarious and replied with two laughing emojis.

Batshuayi himself became an internet sensation for his celebration at the 2018 World Cup that spectacularly backfired.

Following a Belgium goal against England in the group stage, the striker smashed the ball into the post and it rebounded into his own face.

Frank Lampard’s side and Ajax played out an eight goal thriller at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday with the Dutch club reduced to nine men.

The blistering start set the tone for the epic with two goals inside the first five minutes – Jorginho’s penalty cancelling out a second-minute own goal by Tammy Abraham.

Ajax then raced into a lead through Quincy Promes’ goal while Arrizabalaga’s own goal made it 3-1.

Donny van de Beek put the visitors 4-1 up ten minutes into the second half but Chelsea then clicked into gear when Azpilicueta pulled one back.

Daley Blind was shown his second yellow for a late tackle on Abraham and Chelsea were awarded a penalty shortly afterwards which then saw Ajax were reduced to nine as Joel Veltman received his second caution for handling the ball in the box.

Jorginho stuck it away and Frank Lampard’s men were level soon after when Reece James smashed home a loose ball.

Lampard was proud of his side and the way they fought back from being 4-1 down to claim a point.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard spoke to talkSPORT after his side drew 4-4 with Ajax
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When asked after the final whistle if he had recovered, he told talkSPORT: “Just about, just about. It was actually quite difficult doing all the media bits after the game because of what had gone on in the game. Analysing and recalling it all is not easy.

“The overriding feeling is being proud of the spirit of the team. I felt like the lads on the pitch could turn the game, but it is up to them to do it.

“Even the stadium… I felt the support and atmosphere was kind of special.

“I know we didn’t get the win we wanted in the end, but from 4-1 down to get it to 4-4 was something special.”

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