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9 June 2023 - 11:21 pm


Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy will not both be at Stamford Bridge when next season starts, journalist and transfer insider Dean Jones believes.

The Blues are coming off a torrid season, finishing 11th in the Premier League, and were comfortably knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid last night under interim boss Frank Lampard.

Lampard is technically the fourth manager in charge of a Chelsea game this season, showing just how chaotic a match in west London can be.

Chelsea goalkeeper situation

After joining from Rennes Stadium in 2020 to replace a struggling Kepa, Mendy played an integral role in helping the Blues win the 2021 Champions League under Thomas Tuchel – — Tie the record for the most clean sheets in a UEFA Champions League season with 9 times, and won the awards UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year and 2021 FIFA Best Goalkeeper.

He retains his place until December 2022, when an impact and shoulder injury open the door for Kepa to return to the starting XI.

The Spaniard has produced impressive form since then – joint-second lowest goals per 90 in the Premier League (0.93) – and has kept Mendy on the bench since his return.

Now, Jones believes the club will not have room for two goalkeepers next season.

What does Dean Jones have to say about Mendy and Kepa’s future?

said in an interview this is footballJones said he believes at most one of the two goalkeepers will remain at Chelsea next season.

Regarding Kepa and Mendy, the reporter said:

“I think one of this most interesting story plot between now and over season will yes regardless mendy get A Chance arrive win his point step back because Mendy and Kepa no go arrive yes exist Chelsea Next season. one of them possible yes. I No Know which one it will yes. “

What’s next for Kepa and Mendy?

After such a stellar year in 2021, which also included winning the Africa Cup of Nations, Mendy will not endure another second-choice season.

Kepa the most expensive goalkeeper in historyexcellent’ Lampard told the BBC (via a reporter) Nizar Kinsella) But only time will tell if the new Chelsea manager keeps his faith in the 28-year-old.

Much will depend on who takes permanent charge at Stamford Bridge this summer, but Jones is sure neither goalkeeper has much of a future in west London.