Frank Lampard insists he is happy with Kepa as his No 1 goalkeeper
Frank Lampard says he is “very happy” with Kepa Arrizabalaga but Gary Neville criticised his performance and says Chelsea will not win a league title with the Spaniard.
Leandro Trossard’s 54th-minute equaliser from outside the area wriggled under the outstretched hands of Kepa, once again raising questions over whether he should remain as Chelsea’s No 1.
The club are reportedly close to agreeing a deal to sign goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from French club Rennes, but Lampard backed Kepa following the Brighton win.
He told Sky Sports: “I am very happy with Kepa. With the shot, I’m not sure if he could have done any better but I saw a bit more confidence in how he was playing. Kepa is here, he is our ‘keeper and I am happy with him.
“If we are bringing in competition it will be competition. That’s the nature of Chelsea. That goes through the squad, so we’ll see.”
When asked if any more new signings are on the way, Lampard added: “Not at the moment. There are obviously some weeks to go until the end of the transfer window.
“We’ve got a big squad now as well so we have to manage that and look at how we move forward in terms of getting the right level of competition within the squad, but no news on that one at the minute.”
Neville: No top goalkeeper, no league title …