Kepa throws fresh dig at Everton manager

Kepa Arrizabalaga
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Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga didn’t have the best of times under former Blues boss Frank Lampard when he was in charge of the club.

Kepa had his worst season at Chelsea under Frank Lampard, who lasted 18 months at Chelsea.

Bought as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois, Chelsea broke the bank to sign up Kepa for a world record fee of £71.6m.

The Spaniard’s second season at Chelsea was full of errors, which made Frank Lampard seek a new goalkeeper, which subsequently led to the signing of Edouard Mendy.

Kepa has now admitted that he may have to leave Chelsea this summer in search of regular game time.

The Spain international has taken a dig at Frank Lampard, as he hinted that Lampard’s tactics exposed the team defensively.

“We came from a not so elaborate game [with Lampard], we didn’t have to take the ball from behind, a less planned game, more to the free expression of the player, back and forth and less control,” he said.

“With Tuchel we have returned to control. It is true that in the Premier we were not close to the top two, but in the other tournaments we have been very competitive.”

Kepa’s last game for Chelsea was in the Carabao Cup final against Liverpool, where he missed the last spot kick that handed Liverpool the trophy.

Kepa has also been linked with a summer transfer move, and he has admitted that he may just have to leave Stamford Bridge in search of regular football.