Kepa Arrizabalaga latest: £71m man dropped vs Leicester, Caballero error, what Lampard has said

Kepa Arrizabalaga has not had a great time of it at Chelsea of late.

The Spaniard has made a number of mistakes in recent weeks and there has been plenty of speculation around his future at Stamford Bridge under new head coach Frank Lampard.

Kepa is the Blues’ record signing, having joined for £71million in the summer of 2018 from Athletic Bilbao.

And he was dropped from the starting lineup for the Premier League clash with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, replaced by Willy Caballero.

Here’s everything we know about Kepa’s situation at the club.

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Lampard hints at change

In the build-up to the clash with Leicester, Lampard hinted that he might make a change between the sticks.

Kepa came under fire in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal, having gained criticism in previous matches too.

And Lampard revealed he would not be afraid to make the big decisions.

Read about that here.

What Lampard said about his decision

It was a big call, but one Lampard was not afraid to make.

And he revealed the reason behind his decision prior to kick-off.

He said: “You make decisions every week and every day sometimes in this job. No decision is easy. When it comes to the goalkeeper you probably do give it a little bit more thought and time, especially if someone seems to be a designated number one.

“But that can’t be the end of the story. We have to be competitive. He trains well, he acts well, he played well against Hull last week so I decided to stick with him.”

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Crouch agrees with decision

The decision to leave Kepa out of the starting XI for the game with Leicester was the big talking point ahead of the match.

And he will remain a big talking point too after Willy Caballero dropped a clanger to gift Ben Chilwell a goal.

BT Sport pundit Peter Crouch said it was the only mistake he made…


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