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Chelsea dropped Kepa, the most expensive goalkeeper in the world

Willy Caballero has been selected prior to Kepa Arrizabalaga to start Chelsea’s major Premier League clash with the Wolves at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues need one point to secure Champions League football next season, with Manchester United in third place and Leicester City in fifth place against each other. However, Frank Lampard has opted for a change of goal with Caballero preferring Kepa.

The Spanish international’s performance has been regularly reviewed this season and he endured a scorching outing during the 5-3 midweek defeat to champion Liverpool.

“Just a choice, Kepa’s had a hard time so I play Willy,” Lampard told Sky Sports.

Indeed, Arrizabalaga has never been far from the headlines after moving to London, with the 25-year-old famously disobeying former boss Maurizio Sarri at last season’s Carabao Cup final who refused to leave the field despite the Italian boss tried to replace him.

The shot stop has been linked to a move from Chelsea during this season, with the Blues raving about Atletico Madrid’s always-reliable Jan Oblak, who, according to his release clause, raised € 120 million (£ 110 million / $ 137.5 million) would impose.

Lampard had previously challenged Kepa to improve his game.

“I clearly think you want them to be talented, to keep balls out of the net. It’s old-fashioned, but it’s the first thing that a goalkeeper should be close to,” he said. “The idea of ​​clean sheets, it is of course not always culpable that a ‘keeper has a real desire and talent to produce it. But in modern times they are even more involved than ever. To use their feet, to make a Personality, an all-round skill you see among the best goalkeepers in the world, we were lucky enough to see at Chelsea that we had those that we can say were part of tremendous eras for the club. his desire to be that person for this club and be a goalkeeper on his own to say he’s a big part of a successful team, of course it’s not just Kepa but in his own way that’s what he has to believe and work on. “

Kepa has played 33 Premier League games this season, having previously fallen on the bench for a series of four league games in February, when Caballero was the preferred choice.

The 38-year-old Argentinian international was unable to keep the zero in that period and has not appeared in the Premier League since, although he has played four of Chelsea’s five games en route to the FA Cup final.

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