Kepa Arrizabalaga has jokingly told the Evening Standard that he would be one of the starting goalkeepers in Todd Boehly’s proposed All-star game.

The Spaniard started in Graham Potter’s first game in charge of Chelsea, as the Blues could only muster a 1-1 draw with RB Salzburg in their second Champions League game of the season.

In what looked a nervy outing from the start in possession for the Spain international, he will have been disappointed to concede a late equaliser to the Austrian side, with them now sitting bottom of the group in the competition with only four games remaining.

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Recent events at the club have been slightly overshadowed by the bizarre backlash that has come from Todd Boehly’s recent comments, where he pitched the idea of a Premier League All-star game.

Kepa backs himself for All-star

Many figures in the media appear to have turned their nose up at Boehly’s ideas, despite the obvious benefits for English football he also suggested.

Kepa has claimed he is interested in the idea, although would be keen to learn more about the American’s thinking.

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He said: “I am in goal. It is a completely different idea. I think we have to know a little bit more about it. It’s just like in the NBA.

“It should be a big game. There are a lot of big players in this league, North v South. We will see. It can be a different idea but I don’t know at what point can we play this game. So we’ll see.”

Kepa would certainly face stiff competition for the goalkeeper role in the Southern XI, with no more fierce a rival coming than from his own club, with Edouard Mendy, who is yet to have his chance to prove himself to the new manager due to injury.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.