Chelsea news: Lampard eyes Kepa replacement, Blues beat Man United to deal, stadium deadline

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.

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

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Kepa’s future

Chelsea are reportedly keen on a move for Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana in the summer transfer window, with Frank Lampard considering a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Lampard dropped Kepa for the important Premier League clash against fellow top-four contenders Leicester City at the weekend.

The 25-year-old has had disappointing spells of form in his two seasons at Stamford Bridge, and has been dropped by both Lampard and Maurizio Sarri before the manager’s exit in the summer.

Willy Caballero stepped in to deputise at the King Power Stadium, but made a mistake that led to Leicester’s second goal in the 2-2 draw.

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