Chelsea news: Lampard’s keeper decision amid Kepa rumours, transfer plans, Man United injuries

The winter break is here for Chelsea, with no game for the Blues until their Premier League clash with Manchester United on February 17.

Frank Lampard’s men have no game this coming weekend, with the Premier League fixtures split over two weekends to allow for a winter break for all teams.

As such, Chelsea’s players and staff now have less than two weeks until their next game, which will be a big one against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’ United side, who currently sit five points behind the Blues in the battle to finish in the top four.

Following their 2-2 draw at Leicester City on Saturday, Chelsea remain in fourth spot, but Tottenham closed the gap on the Blues to four points with their victory against Manchester City in north London on Sunday.

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Below, we take a look at the latest Chelsea news.

Lampard’s keeper decision

Kepa Arrizbalaga’s Chelsea future is up in the air.

Kepa Arrizabalaga on the Chelsea substitutes’ bench
(Image: Photo by Visionhaus)

The Spanish keeper will remain at Stamford Bridge until the summer, now the January transfer window has closed, but what happens then is anyone’s guess.

Blues head coach Frank Lampard is unconvinced by the £71million club record signing and dropped his number one for the clash against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday lunchtime, following a string of poor performances.

Reports continue to circulate that Lampard is keen to offload the shot stopper in the summer transfer window, with the Mirror reporting that the head coach faces a battle with the board of directors over his situation.

And Lampard has made a big decision about his squad following Kepa’s poor form.

Elsewhere, one pundit suggested that the keeper should have been shown the exit door a year ago, despite only arriving in summer 2018.

Summer transfer plans

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