Chelsea are weighing the possibility of retaining third-choice goalkeeper, Willy Caballero following Saturday’s misjudged foul by Edouard Mendy to hand Everton an eventual penalty goal.
The Blues were condemned to their second defeat of the season with first-choice goalkeeper culpable for the conceded penalty, raising concerns of the need for standby option in goal, with Kepa Arrizabalaga’s future with at Stamford Bridge still uncertain.
Caballero’s contract with the Blues is set to expire next summer after being handed a one-year extension back in May this year.
The Blues are now considering a renewal of the 39-year-old’s contract in bid to provide reliable backup for number one, Edouard Mendy.
Kepa would be thought as easy backup for the Senegalese goalie but the Spaniard has done little or nothing over the past months to earn the confidence of gaffer, Frank Lampard.Embed from Getty Images
Coupled with that, the 26-year-old is understood to be heavily linked with a move back to Spain this winter with prospects of regular game time.
Happenings seem to favor an extended stay in West London for Willy Caballero and may likely get another extension with the Blues given how Saturday’s incident at Goodison showed Mendy is far from perfect and may be needing backup this season.Embed from Getty Images
39-year-old Caballero is of course disposed for extension talks having relishing his last extension with the club in May.
“I am very happy to make this announcement. It is a privilege to be part of this Chelsea squad and the Chelsea family, at one of the most historic clubs in the Premier League,” Caballero told the press.
“It is a difficult time for everyone right now so I feel blessed by this opportunity and truly appreciate it.
“I want to thank my team-mates for helping me to be my best and I want to thank the boss and the club for extending my contract.
“I’m sure they will continue to demand the maximum from me and I will compete with the same energy as always. I am very happy.” He said.
The Argentinean joined Chelsea on a free transfer in 2017 from Manchester City.
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