Date: 22nd January 2020 at 7:24pm
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Chelsea want to make Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope their new number 1, according to reports.

Kepa Arrizabalaga has been the Blues’ go-to man between the sticks since signing him for a goalkeeper world-record transfer of £71million from Athletic Bilbao in August 2018.

However, Bleacher Report’s Dean Jones reports that the London club are already looking at potential replacements for the Spaniard and that Pope is being considered.

Kepa is reportedly under pressure at Chelsea.

Arrizabalaga’s footwork came in for criticism from Frank Lampard following Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at home to Arsenal on Tuesday night.

The 25-year-old was slow to get across his goal for the Gunners’ equaliser, scored by Hector Bellerin with just three minutes remaining.

Pope has been an ever-present in goal for Burnley and in a recent man of the match winning performance against Leicester City looked back to the form which saw him rewarded with a spot in England’s 2018 World Cup squad.

The 27-year-old missed a lot of the 2018/19 campaign through injury but signed a new long-term contract with the Clarets in May 2019.

 
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