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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard reportedly wants a new goalkeeper at the club and is open to selling Kepa Arrizabalaga at the end of the season following his struggles in goal this season.
According to former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair, Lampard should keep faith with Kepa because the Spaniard has the potential to be one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Sinclair believes Kepa needed a “kick up the bum” to restart his Stamford Bridge career after struggling for form this season.
Speaking to GentingBet, Sinclair said: “I don’t know the relationship between Kepa and Lampard behind the scenes but it is clear that there is some level of unsettlement, if such a high-profile and expensive goalkeeper is being left out of the side.
“You need to take into consideration that he is very young and if Chelsea do look to cash in on him and sign another keeper, they won’t get back the money they forked out initially.
“I do think that he is a good enough keeper and you can see that when he came back into the team, he started to show the form that he came to the club with initially.
“So, perhaps he just needed the ‘kick up the bum’ to push on again because he is certainly a talented goalkeeper, who has everything in his game.
“There is no particular part of his game that I think he struggles with in particular – he’s good with his feet, his positional sense and commanding his area is strong and he’s a great shot stopper.
“It’s just about his relationship with Frank and how he can continue to adapt after coming over from Spain.”