- Kepa Arrizabalaga has been criticized at Chelsea for his performances
- Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he is still weighing options on his future
- The goalkeeper has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid
Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has not been impressive this season for Premier League side Chelsea and the former Athletic Bilbao stopper could be on his way out of the Blues.
But Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has made it clear that he has not made a final decision on the future of the Spaniard and he may decide after the FA Cup final against Arsenal.
The FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal will be a tough one for both sides as they will want to finish the season with a title.
Arsenal have lost all the titles and they have also failed to qualify for next season's Champions League, while Chelsea have limited chances of progressing to the quarterfinal after losing first tie against Bayern Munich.
During the Blues' last game of the season, Lampard decided to bench Kepa and used Willy Caballero who was impressive in the encounter with many saves.
Arrizabalaga was criticized by fans and pundits before the clash against Wolves which could be the rationale that made Lampard not to use him.
“I have long, hard thinks about everything, not just individual positions but how we are as a team.
"The idea that we haven’t kept a clean sheet is definitely not just a reflection of the goalkeeper, but something that we have to work on as a team. How we train and maybe how we improve going forward.
"I don’t want to pinpoint it on Kepa. The Kepa decision was a choice, probably in recent form and recent situation and it's a tough time for him,'' Lampard explained according to Mirror UK.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Kepa Arrizabalaga is willing to take a pay cut to end his traumatic stay at Chelsea.
The 27-year-old has consistently been called out for his mistakes in between the stick for the Stamford Bridge outfit.
Chelsea's 5-3 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield has put the keeper under more scrutiny leaving their Champions League hopes hanging in the balance.
Kepa who joined the west London club in 2018 for a £71.6 million world-record fee for a goalkeeper has now been linked with a move to Sevilla and Atletico Madrid.
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