CHELSEA'S Kepa Arrizabalaga is set to stay at the club for the upcoming season after receiving backing from Petr Cech.
Kepa's departure seemed imminent after a dismal season for the Blues, which saw him axed for the FA Cup final and Champions League tie against Bayern Munich.
But instead of leaving Stamford Bridge, Kepa has made it clear that he plans to stay and fight for his place in the team.
This sentiment is shared by Cech who believes that Kepa can still succeed at Chelsea.
Speaking to Sport.cz, Chelsea's technical and performance adviser Cech said: "Kepa struggled last season, that is unquestionable.
“But the club invested in him and gave him a long-term contract because they believe he has the qualities and attributes to be successful."
Cech didn't deny that Chelsea will be making some changes in goal but insisted that they won't be giving up on Kepa.
He added: "Additions will be made to the squad, perhaps even in goal, and this is what is being discussed now.
“But nobody is giving up on Kepa and we all hope he has a great future.”
The Blues had high hopes for Kepa, 25, who became the world's most expensive keeper when they signed him for £71.6million from Athletic Bilbao in 2018.
The club conceded 54 goals in the Premier League last season, which Kepa felt he was made a scapegoat for.
Chelsea have been busy in the transfer market this summer with defenders Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell arriving alongside plenty of attacking talent.
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