Nerves can make us do some stupid things, but this probably isn’t the beginning that Zach Steffen was looking for on his Premier League debut.
The pass-back rule is one of the most basic things for a keeper to remember and he’s not really under any pressure here, but he picks up a booking and gives Chelsea a free kick in a great position by picking up the obvious back-pass:
Runarsson n’est donc pas le pire gardien de PL, Steffen a réussit a faire pire, c’est fort pic.twitter.com/Hi8gDx5TDK
— Yoann ?? (@YoannAFC) January 3, 2021
Thankfully he got away with it as nothing came of the resulting free kick, but it’s not what he would be looking for to settle the nerves.