Lampard reveals his first choice goalkeeper this season and tells Kepa to be honest

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Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was too keen on signing a new goalkeeper after the failings of last season.

The goalkeeping area was one side that needed to be addressed, and the Blues went on to sign Edouard Mendy from Rennes.

Mendy is expected to be the club’s first choice goalkeeper, although Lampard has hinted that there could be rotation based on the team he’s facing.

Lampard also told Kepa Arrizabalaga to be honest with himself, that he made a huge number of errors last season.

“We know we’ve had problems in the goalkeeping area in the first two games of the season and at times last year as well,” admitted the boss.

“Kepa [Arrizabalaga] himself can be honest and open about that in that search for the best performance levels. Mendy comes in to of course be big competition in that area.

“I don’t want to talk about number ones, twos and threes at the minute because he [Mendy] has just come into the club. Now it’s about how we move forward and trying to get that performance level as best as it can be. It’s very important for the make-up of the goalkeepers at the club the level is competitive and supportive.

“In the three personalities I’ve got, we have players who want to do their best for Chelsea Football Club and we will hopefully follow that with the performances we demand at this club.”

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