Kepa was finally dropped by Frank Lampard on Saturday after a long spell of bad form, and now we’re into February, there’s a chance the keeper’s season could almost be over.
Back in Spain on Cadena Cope radio, their reporters claimed that Lampard “doesn’t like” Kepa, and the keeper would find it “very difficult” to play between now and the end of the season.
💺(Sobre la suplencia de KEPA)
😒”A Lampard no le gusta Kepa y tiene muy difícil jugar de aquí a final de temporada, sobre todo, en partidos grandes”.
🥅”Le ha pedido a la Dir. Dep. un portero para junio”.
🧤Hoy ha jugado Caballero (38 años). pic.twitter.com/4we2ef0DQZ
— Tiempo de Juego (@tjcope) February 1, 2020
They add that the manager has requested the transfer team find him a replacement for this summer.
That all seems likely, and now the manager has made the switch we expect him to give Willy Caballero a run of a few games at least. But it shouldn’t be assumed that’s all we’ll see of the former Athletic Bilbao man.
In fact, we expect things to swing back the other way. Willy is just as likely to make some clangers himself and force Lampard to return Kepa to the starting lineup.