Frank Lampard has hinted at starting goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in Monday night's English Premier League match against Manchester United.
The Spaniard was dropped in their last match away to Leicester following an unimpressive showing in recent matches, but Lampard is happy with the reaction he has seen in training ever since.
Speaking on his pre-match conference on Friday afternoon, Lampard further pointed out that his decision to select Willy Caballero ahead of the Spaniard was based purely on form in training.
"The reaction has been as good as I would expect," Lampard said of how Kepa has trained this week. "I haven't had lots of conversations with him. It's a decision I will have to make.
"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 wasn't about giving him a jolt. It was just a selection on that day. I want everyone's reaction spot on.
"I know how it will feel for him. I had it in my career, it is part and parcel. I am pleased with the reaction.
"I deal with the players as it feels right. I am open and straight with them."
Kepa's form has become a concern for many at the club, with fans, in particular, calling for him to be axed.
The club has already been linked with a number of keepers both in England and abroad, with Burnley's Nick Pope and Dean Henderson among those on top of the list.
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