Franck Lampard has commented on Kepa Arrizabalaga ‘s future at Chelsea amid continuous speculations linking him with a move away from the club
Brought in from Athletic Bilbao in 2018 for €80m record-fee for a goalkeeper, the Spaniard has failed to live up to expectations, especially this season.
The 25-year-old shot-stopper has the worst save percentage in the Premier League this campaign (55%), which has often seen Chelsea fans raging on social media.
Arrizabalaga has found himself behind the veteran goalkeeper Willy Caballero in the pecking order in the last four matches in all competitions after a series of underwhelming performances.
Lampard’s decision to lean on the 38-year-old has risen doubts on Arrizabalaga’s future at Stamford Bridge, but the English manager insists many of the articles are ‘false.’
“I have read a lot of false articles, probably guessing on players,” Lampard said, as reported by the Daily Express.
“Every time I see a Chelsea player put on the shirt they are in control of their own destiny somewhat individually.
“You can’t always control collectively the result. All I am focusing on is game by game to get the best finish to the season that we can possibly get.
“Then, of course, there are decisions for the club ongoing in the summer, we have to look at that.
“But no way am I jumping forward to the future now, and a lot of those reports are wrong.”
The Blues travel to the Vitality Stadium to take on Bournemouth on Saturday, and it is still uncertain whether Arrizabalaga will regain his place between the sticks.