The Spaniard picked up a foot injury in Chelsea’s humbling defeat against Brighton on Saturday after conceding 3 goals in the first 45 minutes.
Kepa has been in a superb form since the start of the new era, with over 5 clean-sheets recorded in a row.
Their Premier League fixture 1-1 draw against Manchester United may have changed the course of things for Kepa Arrizabalaga who headed into the game with his confidence intact but a lost time header from Casemiro did see his clean-sheet record torn apart.
Going on, Blues also did concede in the game against Salzburg on their match day before their last weekend disturbing defeat against Brighton where Leanadro Trossard rounded the former Bilbao Goalie before putting The Seagulls in front.Embed from Getty Images
Kepa was unable to carry on with the match after feeling pains on his leg, causing Graham Potter to pull him off for Edouard Mendy who also despite his double block couldn’t stop Brighton going back on a 3 goal lead following consolation goal from Kai Havertz.
Chelsea prepare to battle Dynamo Zagreb before going on to clash with Arsenal in a London derby on Sunday.
Following his sub off the game against Brighton, Somtosport understands that Kepa won’t be in the goalpost for Chelsea on Wednesday as Edouard Mendy sets to start for the first time under Graham Potter.
The Senegalese has been out until Kepa’s injury in the last match handed him a first time opportunity under the new manager.
The exact number of days or weeks Kepa is to be out for is yet to decided but according to rumors from the club, the game against Brighton could be his last game for Chelsea until after the World Cup.Embed from Getty Images
However, the manager will later today confirm his unavailability before disclosing if he will be back before the World Cup as Chelsea three strong fixtures coming their way; Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle United respectively.