Chelsea’s Sporting Director Petr Cech is of the belief that Spanish international Kepa Arrizabalaga is still going to be a success at Chelsea despite having a calamitous 2019-20 season.
Speculation has been strife that the Chelsea goalkeeper may be loaned or sold out to another club, Cech, however, is not giving up on the world most expensive goalkeeper.
After several embarrassing situations, Frank Lampard decided to bring on back up goalkeeper Willy Caballero to replace him in the starting XI even up until the Emirates FA Cup final where Arsenal defeated Chelsea.
Cech is not just an administrator at Chelsea, he was Chelsea’s goalkeeper for 11 years. He won four Premier League titles and one UEFA Champions League. The Czechoslovakian knows that Kepa didn’t perform up to billing last term but he reiterated that the club puts their faith in the Spaniard as he will surely become a top class goalkeeper in the future.
“Kepa struggled last season, that is unquestionable,” Cech – now a technical and performance advisor at Chelsea – told Sport.cz.
“But the club invested in him and gave him a long-term contract because they believe he has the qualities and attributes to be successful.
“Additions will be made to the squad, perhaps even in goal, and this is what is being discussed now.
“But nobody is giving up on Kepa and we all hope he has a great future.”
After getting relived from the transfer ban, Chelsea have had a busy transfer window. The club has brought in Timo Werner, Thiago Silva, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Malang Sarr to strengthen their squad depth. German youngster Kai Havertz is also on the verge of signing with the Blues.
Petr Cech feels that the club is not done with transfers wether into or out of the club, as he expects the club to make swift decisions on transfers in other to navigate the financial situation brought by coronavirus.
“The issue of reinforcements is now very much alive,” Cech said.
“The transfer window is until the end of October this year so there will be a lot of changes after the league begins.
“And the question is how much the coronavirus pandemic will affect everything.”
Chelsea begin their Premier League campaign with a trip to the Amex, where they play Brighton And Holve Albion who they drew with 1-1 in a friendly on Saturday.
They play host to Premier League defending Champions Liverpool at the Stamford Bridge in a game that serves as their first home game of the season. They then travel to newly promoted side West Bromwich Albion before a home game against Crystal Palace in the London derby.