Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has refused to Kepa Arrizabalaga giving assurances of his future on Stamford Bridge.
Speaking at the press conference before the third round of the Blues' FA Cup against Morecambe, Lampard made it clear that Edouard Mendy is his number one goalkeeper.  Arrizabalaga has not reached its £ 71.6 million price tag since joining Athletic Bilbao, forcing Lampard to find a replacement he can rely on.
While the Spaniard may get a rare start against Liga 2 Minnows, Lampard has indicated that his long-term future at the club is not promising.
"Well, right now he's our player and I think the situation is clear," he said. "Edou got in – he regularly plays number one for us.
" And when Kepa got in he did well and he trained really well. His attitude towards the place was brilliant.
"So at the moment I'm not drawn to it, he's our player – we'll see how January goes. But I don't want to hint at what might or might not be."
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Lampard's comments painted a bleak picture for Arrizabalaga and will have left the Spaniard behind. No doubt he has no future on Stamford Bridge.
Given that his team only has one in all competitions won the last seven games, the Chelsea manager's man-management skills leave a lot to be desired. 19659003] With Mendy looking shaky at times during Chelsea's last run, Arrizabalaga was hoping to regain his place on the team
Lampard's failure to dangle a carrot in this regard was particularly bad for him. Players tend to thrive when there is real competition for Pl etches there.