Kepa Arrizabalaga will KEEP his place in Chelsea’s starting line-up for West Brom clash as Frank Lampard reveals the game is too soon for new £22m stopper Edouard Mendy to make his debut
- Edouard Mendy has been brought in to challenge Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal
- But he will not make his debut in Saturday’s late kick-off against West Brom
- Kepa Arrizabalaga has been given a reprieve and is set to play for Blues
Kepa Arrizabalaga will start for Chelsea against West Brom as the game is too soon for new signing Edouard Mendy to play, revealed Frank Lampard.
The Blues splashed out £22million on Mendy from Rennes to challenge their No 1, who has endured a horrendous time of late.
And Lampard, speaking at a press conference on Friday, confirmed that the under-fire Arrizabalaga will be given the nod at the Hawthorns.
Kepa Arrizabalaga will keep his place in the Chelsea first-team for the West Brom game
Kepa is the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, costing the Blues £72m from Athletic Bilbao in 2018.
But Chelsea are now ready to send him out on loan having brought in Mendy to compete with Willy Caballero for the starting spot in Lampard’s exciting young side.
Edouard Mendy has joined the club in a £22million deal from Rennes but will wait for a debut