Frank Lampard explains the ‘difficult’ Chelsea selection ahead of Arsenal FA Cup final

Frank Lampard believes he has some difficult decisions ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup final with Arsenal, no more so than the goalkeeper situation.

While Kepa Arrizabalaga has been the number one for the majority of the 2019/20 campaign, the Blues boss dropped the Spaniard for the final game of the Premier League season.

Willy Caballero came into the side and kept a clean sheet against Wolverhampton Wanderers, securing Chelsea’s place in next year’s Champions League.

The Argentine could well keep his place in the first for Saturday’s showpiece, with Kepa having struggled over the course of the campaign.

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And Lampard admits he has some important decisions for the crunch match, including the goalkeeper role.

“Yes, it’s difficult, because we have competition in the squad,” Lampard said. “And as you’ve seen through the season at times I’ve had to change it, I’ve felt the need to change it.

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“And I always do it with the idea that can we win a game, can we be as strong as we can be, with considerations of what opposition are in front of us.

“And in big games like this it becomes slightly more difficult because I know how much players want to be involved in these games.

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“But we have to be a strong squad, we have to be together on it, whatever the XI and people on the bench.

“Because in the last period for us, people on the bench have made a huge differences in certain games.

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