It was back in last summer that Chelsea had to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga for a world record fee.
However, despite some initial success, the player has so far proven to be more than a headache.
His public denial of the manager’s instruction last season under Sarri, started getting him in the negative limelight. He has now shown very poor form under Frank Lampard this season and according to one particular stat, ranks 127 out of 132 European top division keepers.
This led to Frank axing the expensive choice in goal and instilling 38 year old Willy Caballero instead. The media naturally have a lot to cover on this huge management decision at Chelsea but Lampard is more than confident that he has the backing of the people (the board) who matter.
“Certainly not. That fills a lot of headlines for people,” Lampard said in his pre-match media briefing.
“I’m absolutely together with all the club and the board, because we all want the best. And I’m paid to make decisions.
“So with form, I have to consider the goalkeeper position. Recently it’s just changed, but that’s nothing final.
“All Kepa needs to do is train and show a great attitude, as I demand from all the players. And things can obviously change. But all I want is the best for the team.”