Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is fearing for his future at Chelsea after being consigned to the bench by manager Frank Lampard.
The 25-year old Spaniard moved to Stamford Bridge for £71.6 million from Athletic Bilbao in August 2018, a world record fee for a goalkeeper, but he has struggled to justify that price tag, especially this season where he has managed to keep just five clean sheets, and been blamed for several goals which the side have conceded..
On Saturday he was named amongst the substitutes for the first time for Chelsea’s away trip o Leicester City in the Premier League, with 38 year old Argentinian Willy Caballero named in his place.
And now there are concerns that Kepa is no longer in Lampard’s long-term plans, and that, come the summer, the club may look for a new shot-stopper altogether, despite the money that they paid for the Spanish international.
Lampard said: “We have to be competitive. Willy trains well, he acts well and he played well against Hull last week. I decided to stick with him”.
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