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Kepa out, Pope in for Chelsea?

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The Blues are considering letting go of Kepa Arrizabalaga in the summer in pursuit of Burnley’s Nick Pope

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are considering selling their Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer, after his poor form this season.

The shot-stopper became the most expensive goalkeeper in 2018 when he moved to Stamford Bridge for 71.6 million pounds from Athletic Club.

But since then, the Spaniard has played 82 times for his side and has dipped consistency in this campaign.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea organises his defence during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on December 04, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Kepa’s form this year has been contrasting to last season.

The Spain goalkeeper produced 14 clean sheets last season, while he only has 3 to boast about this time around.

Nick Pope, on the other hand, is impressing one and all at Burnley.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – JANUARY 05: Nick Pope of Burnley warms up prior to the FA Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Barnsley at Turf Moor on January 5, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Apart from being the number 1 choice at Turf Moor, Pope has also earned 2 caps for England.

With the Blues ‘continuing’ to ponder over a decision to sell the 25-year-old at the end of the season.

Scouts are already working on potential targets, with Burnley’s Pope being the frontrunner to succeed Kepa.