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Lampard told Chelsea board he wants Kepa to be sold

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has made it clear he doesn't want his number one goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga at the club next season. ...


Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has made it clear he doesn't want his number one goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga at the club next season.

Kepa felt out of favour with Lampard and lost his starting position to number two Willy Caballero after a series of bad performances this season.

According to former Chelsea star and ESPN pundit Craig Burley, Lampard told Chelsea board he wants Kepa out.

“My understanding is that Lampard told the board he wanted Kepa out, for whatever reason,” Burley said as quoted by Express.

“His performances, attitude, clash of personalities - whatever. That's okay going to the board and saying that, but when you've paid the money they have for a goalkeeper, and it was a lot of money, they'll be quite happy to sell him.

“They're only going to sell and go down that road if they get a huge chunk of that money back. It could be a potential disaster for them.

“There's a battle of wills there, before the shutdown, between manager and board.

“We saw Willy Caballero play some games, we saw Kepa coming back in, so it'll be interesting seeing how this one plays out.

“What we do know is that Chelsea are unlikely to recoup what they paid for the Spanish keeper.”

Chelsea signed Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for £71m - the highest fee ever paid for a goalkeeper, and a club record transfer.


Written by Vince @blue_footy

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