Despite a lack of game time this season at Chelsea, goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has reportedly never proven to be a difficult character at the training ground.
The 26-year-old has played just six games across all competitions this season and is yet to feature under new manager Thomas Tuchel, although he’ll hope that changes on Thursday in the FA Cup.
According to the Telegraph, there is a possibility that a fresh chance is given to Kepa, who has been a huge flop since he joined for a club record £71.6million in 2018.
The report explains that the Spaniard hasn’t been a negative personality around the dressing room under managers Maurizio Sarri, Frank Lampard or now Tuchel.
It is explained that he continues to train well, but it’s unclear on what will happen in his future.
The Chronicle View:
Kepa has played zero games under Tuchel since he has walked through the doors, but he’s only been in charge for four Premier League games.
Edouard Mendy has continued as the number one at Stamford Bridge and has impressed since his summer arrival.
But Kepa will surely be desperate to play tomorrow against Championship side Barnsley in the FA Cup.
His Blues career has been plagued by individual errors and his shot-stopping abilities have looked questionable at times, but it’s a huge ask for any goalkeeper to bounce back after such a huge confidence hit.
It will have been easy for him to sulk in training, but it sounds like he’s shown great professionalism.