Caballero reveals what Lampard told him before the game against Leicester City

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard made a surprising decision to hand Blues second choice goalkeeper Willy Caballero a first Premier League start of the season in place of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Kepa has been in for much criticism since the start of the season, and the Chelsea manager deemed it fit to hand the Argentine a rare start.

Caballero has now revealed the message from the Chelsea manager to him before the game. According to Caballero, Lampard told him on Friday that he was going to start the next day and he should be confident ahead of the clash with the Foxes.

“The day before the game we trained and I was with the starting XI,” said the 38-year-old goalkeeper.

“It was a difficult moment for Kepa, for the team, and we respect very well each other. Also for the boss it was really tough.

“He told me just to be confident. It was a difficult decision from him, but I just had to take it and enjoy. It was very honest, the message from him.

“As a goalkeeper I have to switch on very quickly and be ready for this opportunity, because I’ve been working and training really hard for it.”

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