Frank Lampard confirms Chelsea goalkeeper decision following Kepa Arrizabalaga criticism

Frank Lampard has confirmed that Willy Caballero will start in goal for Chelsea in their FA Cup fourth round tie with Hull City this weekend.

The Argentine goalkeeper has often come in for Kepa Arrizabalaga for cup games, and Lampard has confirmed that will be the case again for the game at the KCOM Stadium.

This comes in the week that Kepa has been criticised by fans and pundits alike, after Chelsea drew 2-2 with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, with the Gunners scoring with their only two shots on target.

But Lampard has spoken honestly about the Spaniard and the criticism he has faced in light of some recent mistakes.

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“He will have to deal with that. That’s what being a footballer is about,” he said.

“There is spotlight on them. The important thing for that is not to get embroiled in what people are saying, not just Kepa but any player.”

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Lampard has, however, said that signing another goalkeeper is not on his radar in the final week of the January transfer window.

“I am not looking at strengthening that position now. Kepa knows and is honest that there have been some mistakes,” he said.

“Willy [Caballero] will start tomorrow. I have seen nothing but good things from him.”


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