Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has been surprised by that Frank Lampard has not shown any loyalty to Kepa Arrizabalaga who started this season as a No.1 but was replaced by Willy Caballero over a month ago.

“There is something simmering at Chelsea Football Club, and it’s boiling over,” Cascarino said on talkSPORT.

“It’s this Kepa situation. Petr Cech has come in to oversee everything that’s going on at the football club, and he was a goalkeeper. “They’ve spent £70m to bring Kepa to the football club. After the Arsenal game, where they conceded two goals, Kepa got left out and hasn’t been back in since.

“Now, Frank Lampard has got a big call on this one. You’re putting in a 38-year-old goalkeeper when the club has spent £70m on Kepa.

“I’ve been really surprised that Lampard hasn’t shown any loyalty to Kepa at all. Did he make big mistakes? Not really. Could he have done more? Yes, I think that’s a fair point.

“Bernd Leno has kept his place and Arsenal, he’s had a couple of ‘Kepa’ moments. David de Gea has had worse moments than him. Hugo Lloris has had bad moments at Tottenham. Managers have shown loyalty to their goalkeepers.”

Since Kepa was benched, Chelsea’s results have not improved by much. Willy Caballero does make more saves but has still conceded 10 goals in 5 games.

Kepa’s future at Chelsea is uncertain: although Frank Lampard has personally rubbished rumours about the Spaniard’s departure, those stories won’t go away if Kepa does not make his way back into the starting XI.