Frank Lampard ‘set to clash with the board about extended-time period future of Kepa Arrizabalaga’ with Chelsea boss claimed to have ‘seen enough’ right after dropping him for draw at Leicester
- Frank Lampard elected to drop Kepa Arrizabalaga for the journey to Leicester Town
- The world’s most expensive goalkeeper’s future has now been put in doubt
- Lampard and the board are claimed to have distinct views on the goalkeeper
Frank Lampard is facing a struggle with Chelsea’s board about the future of No 1 goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The Spaniard, who continues to be the world’s most expensive goalkeeper adhering to his £71.6million go to Stamford Bridge in 2018, was dropped by Lampard for the weekend journey to top four rivals, Leicester Town.
It was a daring connect with and in accordance to the Mirror, Lampard is established to deal with pushback from the club’s hierarchy in a large to hard cash in on the twenty five-12 months-previous this summertime.
Kepa Arrizabalaga (back row, second from correct) faces an unsure future with Chelsea
Frank Lampard dropped him for the weekend journey to deal with top four rivals Leicester Town
Arrizabalaga’s performances have been seriously criticised at times this year and recent months saw his location thrown into doubt, prior to being dropped at Leicester.
The report goes on to insert how Lampard has ‘seen enough’ from the Spaniard to make up his intellect and he is now prepared to recruit his very own goalkeeper for next year.
Burnley’s Nick Pope and Crystal Palace’s Vicente Guaita are documented to be two candidates to substitute him.
Even so, Lampard would need to convince the Chelsea board that advertising a player they broke a globally goalkeeping document for is the suitable connect with.
Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope is documented to be one particular of the player regarded to substitute him
Blues director Marina Granovskaia played a essential function in bringing the Spain international to the club from Athletic Bilbao and she is unlikely to consider the prospect of earning a decline on the player so shortly right after his arrival.
Willy Caballero, 38, stepped up to substitute Arrizabalaga at Leicester and all eyes will be on Lampard’s range for the video game towards Manchester United on February seventeen.
Speaking to the Chelsea club website, Caballero claimed: ‘The day before the video game we trained and I was with the starting up XI.
‘It was a tough moment for Kepa, for the group, and we respect very effectively each individual other. Also for the boss it was definitely challenging.
‘He told me just to be self-confident. It was a tough choice from him, but I just experienced to consider it and delight in. It was very straightforward, the concept from him.’
Willy Caballero stepped up for the Leicester video game and could now keep the No 1 position
Arrizabalaga was a mainstay underneath Lampard’s predecessor, Maurizio Sarri, but divided the fanbase right after refusing to be substituted in the course of the Carabao Cup closing.
His performances thereafter have occur underneath scrutiny and calls grew louder in recent months for Lampard to drop him.
He has conceded 43 ambitions and kept 8 thoroughly clean sheets so considerably this campaign.