Chelsea fans are currently happy at the moment. The Blues fans have taken to social media to express their satisfaction in manager, Frank Lampard‘s great choice and judgment. Ahead of their derby clash against Leicester City, Lampard, announced that he will be dropping goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after a series of poor performances. The Blues manager has not been impressed with Arrizabalaga’s performance in the last few matches and has decided to switch things up.
The number one goal keeper for the Blues has lost his place on Frank Lampard’s squad. Arrizabalaga, who is the club’s record signing at £72m, will be getting set for a spell on the sidelines.
Sources claim, after Newcastle’s shocking goal to give them the victory in the last minute back in January, Lampard has had enough and wants to try something new. The Spain International is credited to have caused Chelseas’s defeat in the last few matches. Derby’s against Arsenal and Everton with the keeper making poor judgement calls in the last few months have also attributed to Lampard axing his first-choice shot-stopper.
The 25 year old keeper has now lost his place and will be replaced by experienced 38-year-old Willy Caballero. With Lampard not wasting any time, Caballero is said to start away at Leicester today. Fans took to social people to rejoice and express their views on the current situation. Some fans however, worry that the 38 year old may not be in much better form than 25 year old Arrizabalaga.
This will be an important match for both Clubs being, the foxes are currently in third place with 49 points and Chelsea are fourth with 41 points. The match will kick off at the Ling Power Stadium on Saturday.
Chelsea is currently in a whirlwind of drama as some of their players failed to broke a deal to exit the club during the transfer window. Michy Batshuayi who has been linked with a move to Roma and Crystal Palace will remain at Stamford bridge till the end of the season. The 26 year old Belgium striker, who is contracted to the Blues until June 2021, has struggled to earn consistent playing time under coach Frank Lampard so far this season. Despite making 12 league appearances for the South London side, Batshuayi has failed to start a single game and hasn’t played more than 20 minutes in a single league game.
Oliver Giroud, in an disappointing turn of events will also remain at Stamford bridge according to manager Frank Lampard. The French striker, who has scored 19 goals since joining Chelsea from Arsenal in January 2018, has also found it difficult to get game time since the arrival of manager Frank Lampard who prefers Tammy Abraham as his first-choice striker.
Giroud is desperate to seek out first-team football ahead of France’s Euro 2020 campaign after been warned by France coach Didier Deschamp that he might lose his spot if he continues to sit on the bench at Chelsea. This has made the Frenchman expressed his desire to leave Stamford Bridge in January in which was turned down by the Blues boss.