£71 million star can prove everyone wrong at Chelsea, fans told amid transfer speculation
Kepa Arrizabalaga remains capable of proving “everybody wrong” at Chelsea, claims Asmir Begovic, amid speculation he will leave the club.
It is no secret in the media that Frank Lampard is not a massive fan of Kepa and wanted to make sure that Chelsea managed to secure a new stopper in the transfer window, with the club forking out just £27 million for Edouard Mendy.
That has led to alot of speculation that Kepa will not be one of the players that Lampard looks to sell in the coming transfer windows in order to raise some funds to continue adding to his already impressive squad.
Begovic admits that things have not worked out as hoped for Kepa at Chelsea but he believes that the under-fire keeper will silence his critics at some stage, be that at Stamford Bridge or elsewhere.
The former Blues keeper told talkSPORT: “I don’t think it’s gone to plan for everyone.
“These situations are never straightforward. If you spend a big transfer fee it doesn’t mean everything is going to work out; there are a lot of factors into making a move work and making an impact at a club.
“Mendy has come in and done really, really well, I think he’s really solidified that position.
“He’s been impressive, he’s been a joy to watch to be honest and he’s someone I really enjoy watching.
“But can Kepa still prove everybody wrong? Possibly.
“I think Kepa is a really good goalkeeper, he played really well in Spain before his move to Chelsea and it’s obviously been a bit of a tricky time for him.
“He’s got really good quality and I’m sure he’ll be a huge success, whether it’s at Chelsea or somewhere else.
“When you have that equality it’s only going to be matter of time before things turn around for him again in a positive way.”
Kepa is a very young stopper that was given a real chance to turn into one of the best stoppers in the game, but he just doesnt have the talent to achieve that and Lampard knew that in the transfer window.
He could still turn things around, but with Lampard in charge, will that happen?