The Spanish shot-stopper has endured a particularly difficult three seasons at Stamford Bridge since his mega-money switch from La Liga outfit Athletic Bilbao back in 2018

Kepa’s time at Stamford Bridge has gone far from the way many would have expected it would when the Blues parted ways with £71m to bring him to west London, but his time at the club has not been without its highlights as well.

Following Edouard Mendy’s performance, Kepa’s game time has been drastically reduced – something he has struggled to adapt to, as he explained to Spanish outlet Radio Marca

“Everyone wants to play. Everyone wants to be in the starting line up on Saturday and Sunday.

“For outfield players, there’s a chance of coming on, but the goalkeeper surely isn’t going to play. It’s not easy. The game days when you don’t play aren’t easy.

“You need to assume your role at that point. Help as best you can. During the week, on a daily basis, push to the maximum. Doing it for you, not for anyone else, just to be prepared. To keep improving and to be ready when given the opportunity or for any circumstance.”

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