Kepa Arrizabalaga might not be at Chelsea much longer but Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has given Kepa Arrizabalaga an extended rope at the club for now.
Amidst controversy that Kepa has completely been shunned out of the team, Lampard has given his opinion on how the goalkeeper can make his way back to the first team.
The Spanish custodian was signed by the Blues in the summer of 2018 when he went on to become the world’s most expensive goalkeeper.
Despite impressing for the Blues in his debut season, Kepa’s standards dropped rather quickly under Lampard.
Stats showed that his save percentage ranked at 51 – the worst in the Premier League as Kepa went on to conceded 43 goals in 31 games.
He has since been replaced by the 38 year old Willy Caballero in goal and had to sit out the important games versus Spurs, United and Munich.
There have consistent talks about Kepa’s career having come to a halt at the club and how the player might be sold in the summer. However, Lampard is ready to let the player’s performance on the training pitch do the talking until then to convince the boss otherwise.
“He’s been professional as expected, he’s trained well, kept his head down, supported the team and group,” said Lampard.
“Every player is in control of their destiny in how they train and how they play.
“This is Chelsea and we’re trying to close the gap to the top.
“So there can be no one who is relaxed or loose, we have to push every day.
“Of course we have to look at the group in the summer.
“But there are no decisions beyond the game tomorrow night as far as I’m concerned.”