Lampard has asked Kepa to up his game after his slow reactions and poor form in the last few recent games Chelsea played.
He has further told Kepa to bring in his basic learning and moves again – rely on what he started out with. Kepa has been facing criticism for a while now for bad performance. At the price what Chelsea paid for him, there’s no doubt that he definitely should be performing better.
However, Lampard assured that he won’t be getting replaced as of now.
“He will have to deal with the pressure. That is what football is,” Lampard said at a news conference previewing Chelsea’s FA Cup fourth-round tie at Hull City.
“Every player, no matter how great you are in your career, the best, the absolute best of all time, will get criticised and you have to deal with it.
“There is maybe slightly more spotlight on goalkeepers, but it is a similar thing, really. I think the important thing for that is not to get too embroiled in what is said on the outside and look at your own game.
“It is always the basics, how hard can I work. This is not just Kepa, any player. If you feel in a lack of form, fight to get it back. Go back to basics.
“I think with Kepa he knows – he’ll be honest that there have been some mistakes that have cost us goals. It is the nature of it, so that needs to improve.”