Will Kepa leave Chelsea in January? Lampard reveals Chelsea’s decision on Kepa

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Kepa Arrizabalaga became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper when he signed for Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao for £71million in August 2018 on a whopping seven-year deal to replace Thibaut Courtois who had departed for Real Madrid.

The Spaniard has struggled for form since joining Chelsea and has lost his no.1 spot to Edouard Mendy after an error-strewn 2019/20 and start to the 202/21 campaign.

Kepa is likely to start in goal as Chelsea take on Morecambe in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday which will be his first start since early December.

Asked about Kepa’s Chelsea future after losing his place to Mendy, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said: “Well at the moment he’s our player and I think the situation is clear, Edou’s (Edouard Mendy) come in, he’s been playing regularly as the number one for us.

“When Kepa came in for the Champions League game he did well, and he’s trained really well. His attitude around the place has been brilliant.

“So I won’t be drawn on that one at the moment, he’s our player, we’ll see how January goes. But I don’t want to be alluding to what might or might not be.”

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