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Kepa Arrizabalaga is poised for a Chelsea recall against Manchester United on Monday after impressing manager Frank Lampard with his reaction to being axed.

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The Spanish international goalkeeper was dropped by Lampard for the 2-2 draw at Leicester before the winter break – but had clear-the-air talks with the Chelsea manager this week, and is now expected to return to replace Willy Caballero for Monday's key clash.

Arrizabalaga, 25, who cost Chelsea a world record £71.6million when he was signed in the summer of 2018, was dropped by Lampard after a series of below-par displays.

But Lampard said: “Kepa's reaction has been good - as I would expect. He has been head down, working hard.

“I want everyone’s reaction to be spot on. He came out of the team. I know how that feels and what it would have meant to him.

"Every player has it, except for maybe Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.