Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has reportedly held talks with goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga since the decision to drop him for the draw against a little under two weeks ago.
The club’s record signing was surprisingly ditched in favour of back-up stopper Willy Caballero for the 2-2 stalemate at the King Power Stadium before the winter break.
The Blues have kept just one clean sheet in the Premier League this calendar year, and Kepa, the most expensive goalkeeper ever, boasts a dismal division-low save percentage this season of just 56 per cent.
Veteran Argentine keeper Caballero did little to help his case in becoming no. 1 at Stamford Bridge as he conceded two questionable goals against the Foxes.
And according to the Sun, Kepa and Lampard have met during training over the winter break to remedy his situation as Frank’s first choice.
It’s thought that the £72m man saw the Leicester fiasco as a ‘wake-up call’ to put his poor form on the back burner.
Lampard controversially started Willy Caballero instead of Kepa against Leicester
And Kepa is understood to be confident that he will be back between the sticks for Monday’s crunch clash against Manchester United.
Upon dropping Kepa against Leicester, Lampard insisted he still trusted the Spaniard completely.
The former midfielder said before the game: “It’s a decision I’ve made and I think with goalkeepers it’s one I don’t take lightly.
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“They train together, they are are close and it’s one I thought I’d make for this game.
“I trust in Willy, he trains brilliantly and he’s a great professional. I trust in them both.”
Chelsea return from the break to face United on Monday (8pm kick off).