Spain coach Luis Enrique has encouraged goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to rise to the challenge of being usurped as Chelsea’s number one and told him to prove his talent and ability for the national team.

Kepa became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper when he switched from Athletic Bilbao to Chelsea in 2018 for 71 million pounds but he has struggled to adapt to English football and has recently been dropped by coach Frank Lampard.

Chelsea signed Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy for around 22 million pounds last month to compete with Kepa, who was dropped after giving away a goal in his side’s first Premier League match of the season against Brighton & Hove Albion and after a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool.

Kepa also lost his place in the Spain team to David de Gea last month but is expected to start in Wednesday’s friendly against Portugal, ahead of his side’s UEFA Nations League fixtures…

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