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Chelsea first choice goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was dropped to the bench for Chelsea’s visit to the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard decided to play Willy Caballero for that game after a series of poor performances from Kepa.
According to The Sun, Kepa was stunned by Lampard’s decision to bench him but he has vowed to fight for his place at Chelsea.
“He was shocked at being benched but is determined to fight for his future,” a source close to Kepa told The Sun.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is the world’s most expensive goalkeeper after his £71.6m move from Athletic Bilbao, but the Spain international has failed to justify the heavy price tag the club paid to sign him.
Meanwhile, former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton has reacted to news that the Blues are keen on signing a new goalkeeper during the summer, and he said that it doesn’t matter how much the Blues spent on Kepa, if he isn’t good enough then he should be rid off.
“It doesn’t matter how much they’ve spent, if he’s not good enough he’s not good enough,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live Sport.
“Frank [Lampard] will be judging him through training all week, he’ll be getting advice from the goalkeeper coach. I think dropping him has come quite lately really he should have been dropped earlier on in the season.”