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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has insisted that he’s happy with Blues goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, despite his performance against Brighton.
Kepa was unable to keep a clean sheet in that game as he failed to keep out a long range shot. Kepa was easily beaten by Leandro Trossard’s 20-yard shot, and has drawn criticisms in just the first league game of the season.
Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is set to join Chelsea this summer, but Lampard moved against putting pressure on Kepa, as he insists that he’s pleased with the performance of the club’s record signing.
Lampard said, when asked about the signing of Mendy: “I can’t confirm that. That’s news to me as I’ve been preparing for the game. but I won’t talk about players from other clubs. In terms of Kepa I’ll need to see the goal back later.”
He also said: “There’s obviously some weeks to go until the end of the window.
“We’ve got a big squad now so we have to manage that and look at how we move forward in terms of getting the right level of competition within the squad so no news on that one at the moment.
“I’m very happy with Kepa. I think with the shot I’m not sure if he could have done better but I saw a bit more confidence in how he was playing.
“I’m happy with him. Kepa is here, he’s our keeper and I’m happy with him. If we are bringing in competition it’ll be competition, that’s the nature of Chelsea. That goes throughout the squad [but] we’ll see.”