Some Chelsea fans reacted to Kepa Arrizabalaga’s impressive training footage on international duty with Spain, amid questions over his future at Stamford Bridge.
The 25-year-old is currently away with the rest of Spain squad for their UEFA Nations League fixtures against Germany and Ukraine.
However, it is an understatement to say the goalkeeper is still at risk of losing his number one spot when he returns to West London.
Chelsea’s technical and performance advisor Petr Cech has previously said the club have not given up on their record transfer despite the disastrous 2019/20 campaign in which he conceded 47 goals from 33 starts in the Premier League.
However, the former Czech international also dropped some hints about potential new goalkeepers as he told Sport.cz: “A certain addition to the staff will definitely take place, perhaps even on the goalkeeper post, but all this is being solved.”
A recent report from the Telegraph also claimed that Arrizabalaga is prepared to stay and fight for his spot under Frank Lampard, even if Chelsea were to sign another goalkeeper, with Rennes stopper Edouard Mendy mentioned as a potential summer addition.
Recent training footage shared by Spain on social media could arguably be taken as a positive response from Arrizabalaga, since it illustrates a significant improvement in his shot-stopping.
The video has gained mixed reactions from some Chelsea fans, however, as there were still those who remain uncertain over the goalkeeper’s ability to be Lampard’s number one.
Kepa saving a shot. Tears in my eyes pic.twitter.com/obpU1mhDOj
— 🐐 (@BillyGilmourSZN) September 3, 2020
Don't be deceived Chelsea fans .. Even Ross Barkley turns into prime Iniesta during Training
— Bahd_Guy ! (@Paullewan11) September 3, 2020
This is propaganda by Spanish FA to make it look like they still have decent goalkeepers
— Kaminwa (@Qaminwa) September 3, 2020
He's not swinging his arms back as well. I still think Kepa is coachable. For a Goalkeeper, he's still young. I don't think Hilario is the best Goalkeeping coach. Lampard wanted Shay Given in his staff and should have been allowed to get him in!
— Adi (@AdiP_CFC) September 3, 2020
Step by step, hopefully be can rediscover his potential.
— Omarrizabalaga (@omarrizabalaga) September 3, 2020
Let's hope that last season was just an anomaly for him and he regains his form and confidence, he actually was decent in his first season with us. pic.twitter.com/6GpoYL31LD
— Kobi (@1Kobbii) September 3, 2020