Kepa Arrizabalaga resolute over Chelsea future for this reason

Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Kepa Arrizabalaga of Chelsea (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) /

Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is reportedly resolute over his Chelsea future, with Mauricio Pochettino incoming for appraisal.

In spite of rumours suggesting he may leave CFC this summer Kepa could stay. He will also reportedly fight for the No.1 spot at Stamford Bridge:

"Kepa Arrizabalaga has no intention of leaving Chelsea and wants to bounce back from difficulties enduring in the past seasons to become the club’s long-term No 1, according to reports…He looked set for a summer departure with Ligue 1 side Nice among the mentioned parties linked with making a move, but the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as Chelsea’s new leader has convinced him to fight for his place at Stamford Bridge.Pochettino is bringing goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez with him to London and it is Kepa’s close personal relationship with Jimenez that makes him believe he can resurrect his Chelsea career…"

Noni Madueke and Levi Colwill are progressing through England ranks offers glimpse of Chelsea future

Obviously since Todd Boehly came in at CFC things have gone downhill rapidly. The original squad – without Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen departing for respective Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona – would have achieved far more in solidarity and knowhow than the eventual hotchpotch of Blues stars messily nailed together for 2022/23.

Clearly it was also wishful thinking to appoint a head coach unproven in the true big time as well; in another era with his own personnel and further time, Graham Potter may well have succeeded. But, as I’ve said on a few occasions recently, the west London team are definitely finalising some wise and astute youthful additions in advance. This approach is far more promising than most of the senior additions last season.

Dujuan Richards is the latest on to the growing list of impressive and up-and-coming youngsters in the Blues’ youth setup. Arsenal’s Ethan Nwaneri could be the next starlet to join CFC. If so, they will both be knocking on Mauricio Pochettino’s figurative door sooner than some observers expect.

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Slightly older and already arguably top half of the Premier League material, Noni Madueke and Levi Colwill are contemporary up-and-comers. Colwill is likely to be retained or possibly even in Pochettino’s immediate plans; Madueke occupies one of the most demanding positions and must show the Argentine what he can do in preseason. However, the duo are making waves on the Under-21 international scene; the pair helped England reach the quarterfinals of the EuroU21 competition recently.