Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard may reportedly not use goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga again this campaign after his dip in form.
In fact, Kepa Arrizabalaga may well never get on the pitch for the Blues again as Frank Lampard has asked the Chelsea board for a new signing in goal this summer, according to Spanish source Cope.
The 25-year-old goalkeeper shot-stopper got off to a decent start at Stamford Bridge last campaign, but his future at the club now looks in significant doubt.
Frank Lampard dropped Kepa from his starting line-up against Leicester City, with veteran backup ‘keeper Willy Caballero brought in instead.
Cope suggests Lampard is prepared not to use Kepa Arrizabalaga again as he wants a replacement in the transfer market, and the report adds how this might influence the Spanish national team at Euro 2020 this summer.
Kepa Arrizabalaga had started to establish himself as the first choice in goal for his country, with David de Gea’s form for Manchester United also taking a bit of a hit last campaign.
However, Cope suggests this latest development could mean De Gea’s chances of becoming Spain’s number one again have been given a real boost.
Manchester United fans will hope this can perhaps lift De Gea’s confidence and give him a reason to up his game between now and the end of the campaign.