Chelsea: Willy Caballero can become No 1 ‘keeper, says Mario Melchiot | Football News

“I don’t want to say that Kepa is not a good goalkeeper but you don’t want your goalkeeper to be a liability,” Melchiot tells SSN

Last Updated: 05/02/20 2:10pm

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Kepa Arrizabalaga’s poor form forced Frank Lampard into having to make a big decision, Mario Melchiot told SSN

Kepa Arrizabalaga’s poor form forced Frank Lampard into having to make a big decision, Mario Melchiot told SSN

Willy Caballero can permanently displace Kepa Arrizabalaga as Chelsea No 1 goalkeeper after the Spaniard was dropped, former Blues defender Mario Melchiot has told Sky Sports News.

Kepa, who became the world’s most expensive ‘keeper when he moved to Stamford Bridge from Athletic Bilbao for £71.6m in 2018, was relegated to the bench by Frank Lampard for Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at Leicester last weekend.

His performances this season have come under scrutiny and Melchiot, who played over 150 times for Chelsea, believes Kepa may struggle to return to the first team.

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