Willy Caballero will replace Kepa Arrizabalga in goal for Chelsea's EFL Cup match in midweek, Frank Lampard has revealed.
The Argentine has not featured for the Blues this campaign, with the Spaniard starting the two Premier League fixtures played so far.
Speaking after yet another night that the former Athletic Bilbao man came under the spotlight for his error against Liverpool, Lampard revealed its a decision he had made before the match against the Champions.
"My job is to try and give him confidence because a goalkeeper absolutely relies on confidence. It’s a clear mistake that’s cost us and Kepa has accepted that as he should do - he holds his hands up," he said.
Adding: "We have to be a group and accept that with joint responsibility because these things do happen but it’s obviously a clear mistake. He has to keep working and have support around him.
"I can say now that Willy Caballero will play and that was always my feeling to play him in the game on Wednesday [against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup] regardless of today so I don’t want people to make judgments on that,"
This comes on the same night reported indicated the club had signed Renne's custodian Edouard Mendy.
Watch Arrizabalga's horrendous mistake against Liverpool.
The most expensive Kepa in the world. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/OafD5QvR2V— Eng Magondu (@EngMagondu1) September 20, 2020
Chelsea will take on Barnsley on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge in the third round of the EFL Cup.