Frank Lampard has confirmed that Willy Caballero will be the man to start against Barnsley this evening.
The Blues manager discussed the upcoming fixture in his recent press conference. The west Londoners will be hoping to return to their winning form with a victory in the Carabao Cup.
With a healthily stacked squad, Lampard has a job on his hands when it comes to selecting his team tonight.
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One position he is sure on though, is who he wants to be guarding the Chelsea goal.
“The decision on Willy Caballero was made before Liverpool and it was a decision I made a lot in cup competitions last year,” the Blues icon told chelseafc.com. “Willy trains brilliantly throughout the year and deserves these opportunities.”
The Argentinian hasn’t featured for Chelsea this season but made 14 appearances across all competitions last campaign. Caballero played twice in the Champions League and took Kepa Arrizabalaga’s place for four Premier League matches (via Transfermarkt).
Chelsea have been on the market for a new goalkeeper this window and have finally agreed a fee for Edouard Mendy. With Kepa’s latest blunder against Liverpool, the Spaniard’s time at the club could quickly come to an end.
Despite being 38-years-old, Caballero could be kept in the Blues ranks as a back up to Mendy once he arrives. Lampard appears to be continuously impressed by the shot-stopper in training, which can’t be said for his opinion of Kepa.
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