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Kepa better listen – it doesn’t matter to Lampard “what you cost”

Kepa Arrizabalaga, Frank Lampard, Chelsea
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Frank Lampard has made it clear the team he picks goes on form on the training pitch and in the game, other factors don’t come into it.

Frank Lampard is a young and up and coming manager. However, he has made it clear from the get-go that he means business.

The first sign of his managerial style was perhaps the chart of fines for not following his rules. Lampard fines his players for breaking rules he has put in place. Things like misuse of cellular devices or being late for practice for example.

He has now put an even bigger stamp on his team.

Recently he dropped the world’s most expensive goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after a poor run of form, and some high profile mistakes.

In an interview reported by Goal, Lampard expands on his school of thought when it comes to who he picks and who he drops.

He said:

“It doesn’t matter when you came to the club, I don’t take into account the fee.”

“It’s the training that counts.”

It can only be assumed that this was a veiled explanation of his recent decision to drop Kepa.

Although when asked about the situation with the Spanish shot stopper, Lampard admitted the keeper’s reaction has been positive.

He added:

“The reaction has been good, as I’d expect.”

“[He has been] training hard, head down.”

“I haven’t had lots of conversations with him this week and it’ll be a decision for me to make.”

While Lampard publicly appears satisfied with his number 1, rumor has it he is considering a change.