Kepa Arrizabalaga’s clear message to Chelsea amid Edouard Mendy injury

Kepa Arrizabalaga sent another clear message to Chelsea over his confidence amid replacement Edouard Mendy’s injury.

The Spaniard has not featured for the Blues since his part in the 2-0 defeat against Premier League champions Liverpool last month.

It saw Frank Lampard bring in Rennes shot-stopper Mendy, who has featured twice ahead of the £71m goalkeeper.

But it has not stopped Kepa from featuring for the national side, keeping out Cristiano Ronaldo and co in a 0-0 friendly draw against Portugal on Wednesday.

And footage has now emerged of the 25-year-continuing to build on his confidence with the former World Cup champions.

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In the clip, Spain are running shooting drills and have put Chelsea ’s No.1 between the posts.

A header is floated in from the left side of the penalty box towards the bottom-right corner – but Kepa is able to leap to it and debt a goal.

Another shot sees a low volley driven at him, not threatening the 25-year-old’s position as he crouches down to stop the shot.

Several more shots follow in the compilation as his team-mates applaud in support.

This was shared on the Spanish side’s official Instagram channel, along with the caption: “Point blank, headlong, volleys, tight to the stick.

“It’s the same! Keep for ALL!”

Keep appears to have been building in confidence throughout the week, promising to come back stronger when he arrived.

He told Sky Sports : ”I feel good, strong and confident. Maybe not the dream and expected situation.

We have to experience things like this during our career as footballers. I need to carry on working calmly.

"I am confident to turn the situation around. When I have the opportunity to play I will try to do it the best possible.”

But Kepa has also been handed a boost as Mendy returned to Stamford Bridge after picking up an injury in Senegal training this week.

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