“I don’t think it’s gone to plan for everyone,” ex-Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic said of Kepa Arrizabalaga’s stay at Chelsea in an interview with talkSPORT.
“These situations are never straightforward. If you spend a big transfer fee it doesn’t mean everything is going to work out; there are a lot of factors into making a move work and making an impact at a club.”
“Mendy has come in and done really, really well, I think he’s really solidified that position. He’s been impressive, he’s been a joy to watch, to be honest, and he’s someone I really enjoy watching,” he said.
“But can Kepa still prove everybody wrong? Possibly. I think Kepa is a really good goalkeeper, he played really well in Spain before his move to Chelsea and it’s obviously been a bit of a tricky time for him.
“He’s got really good quality and I’m sure he’ll be a huge success, whether it’s at Chelsea or somewhere else. When you have that quality it’s only going to be matter of time before things turn around for him again in a positive way,” he added.
Edouard Mendy has been sensational for the Blues since his debut conceding only one goal in 6 matches for the London club.
Kepa doesn’t seem like to return to the squad as he’s just recovered from a shoulder injury but the league cup competitions might be an opportunity for him to appear in Chelsea colours.