Lampard admits he isn’t punishing Kepa

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard made a big decision to drop first choice goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for Willy Caballero for the 2-2 draw against Leicester City.

Caballero was preferred in goal as the Chelsea manager handed the Argentine his first Premier League start of the season, and also his first league start in about a year.

Reacting to his decision to drop Kepa, Lampard has revealed that he didn’t make the decision so it will serve as a wake-up call for Kepa but he made the decision based on form.

The Chelsea boss said: “I wouldn’t say that and I wasn’t looking for that necessarily. I spoke around the Leicester game and said I have to pick the game as I see it on form in every position. It was just a selection decision on that day.

“I know with goalkeepers there’s a bit more to it than that and we know that it’s a slightly different role to everybody else. He came out the team and I know how that will feel for him. It’s part and parcel of being a footballer and you have to show character in those little moments. I’m pleased with the reaction.”

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