Kepa Arrizabalaga: Spaniard goalkeeper fears losing Chelsea number 1 position to Caballero

Kepa Arrizabalaga: Spaniard goalkeeper fears losing Chelsea number 1 position to Caballero

- Kepa Arrizabalaga fears losing his number one position to another keeper

- Frank Lampard benched the Spaniard in Chelsea's 2-2 draw against Leicester last weekend

- Kepa has kept just five clean sheets in 24 appearances this campaign

Kepa Arrizabalaga seems to be on the receiving end for Chelsea's disappointing results in recent times owing to the number of goals he has conceded already.

The Spanish goalkeeper has kept just five clean sheets in 24 appearances for the Blues this campaign - conceding 32 goals in the process.

Arrizabalaga became the world's most expensive keeper after joining the London club in a deal valued around £71.6 million from Athletic Bilbao.

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After being benched in his side's 2-2 draw against Leicester City last weekend, a source close to Kepa said: "He was shocked at being benched but is determined to fight for his future.”

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Although it is unsure if Frank Lampard will bring back Arrizabalaga for their next meeting against Manchester United this weekend.

As it stands, Chelsea remain fourth on the Premier League table with 41 points after 25 matches, but, they must be wary of Tottenham Hotspur who are just four points behind them.

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Jose Mourinho's north Londoners beat Manchester City to improve their standing on the table last weekend but are still over 30 points short of Liverpool.

Kepa has displaced Man United goaltender David De Gea from the Spanish national team set-up but the position is worrisome for the coach.

Lampard was quoted to have told his number to step up or be axed over ten days ago - having conceded 34 goals in 25 matches.

The Spaniard was blamed for conceding late goals against Newcastle and Arsenal in recent games.

However, the former Athletic star believes his defenders are also culprits in their poor performances so far this campaign.

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Reports claim Chelsea are monitoring Burnley keeper Nick Pope as a potential replacement for the Spaniard. earlier reported that Kepa Arrizabalaga could be on his way out of Chelsea as reports claim Frank Lampard is in the market for a new shot-stopper in the summer.

According to news media outlet Cope, the Spaniard could have played his last game for the Blues after Willy Caballero took his place in the 2-2 draw against Leicester City.

It is understood Kepa would leave the club if he is being preferred as second choice at Stamford Bridge.

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