Chelsea manager Frank Lampard may not use goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga again this season.
According to COPE, Kepa may never get on the pitch for Chelsea again as Lampard has asked for a new signing in goal, this summer.
The young shot-stopper got off to a decent start at Stamford Bridge last season, but his future looks in doubt. Lampard dropped Kepa from his starting eleven against Leicester City, with Willy Caballero acting as his replacement.
Kepa had started to establish himself, as a first-choice goalkeeper for his country, with David De Gea struggling for form this season for Manchester United.
According to Cope, Kepa latest form could mean David De Gea’s chance of becoming Spain’s number one, once again.
Manchester United fans will hope this can perhaps lift David De Gea’s confidence and give him a reason to up his game between now and the end of the premier league season.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is “not liked” by Lampard
Frank Lampard has reportedly seen enough of Kepa and could be hard to win his place back. Kepa is halfway through his second season in the premier league. The blues paid £72m for Kepa Arrizabalaga and is yet to show real signs of a perfect goalkeeper. The Blues bought Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletico Bilbao.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has hinted that Kepa needs to improve after Chelsea drew with Arsenal in a 2-2 draw.
The Spanish shot-stopper has gone through an unsatisfactory season so far, with Chelsea posing with the worst defensive record of any team in the top eight of the Premier league.
Lampard has admitted that Chelsea will need to monitor Kepa, who arrived at a world-record fee for a goalkeeper in 2018. The former Athletic Bilbao man has played a total of thirty-one games across all competition, managing just six clean sheets. The Spaniard has also conceded 43 goals in the campaign this season.
Chelsea have managed to secure a spot in top 4. They are just 4 points ahead of Tottenham which are closing in. The Blues will next play Manchester United on February 17, 2020, in the premier league.