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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard turns to Shay Given to help Kepa Arrizabalaga out of his slump

FRANK LAMPARD will turn to former Newcastle keeper Shay Given to help Kepa Arrizabalaga out on the training ground, according to reports.

Given, 43, worked under the Chelsea boss at Derby last season as a goalkeeping coach.

Lampard is keen to bring Shay Given to Stamford Bridge

Lampard was keen to bring the Irishman to Stamford Bridge on his appointment but Chelsea blocked the move and Given remained at the Rams.

The Blues board were keen to promote former player Henrique Hilario to goalkeeping coach following the dismissal of Maurizio Sarri and his backroom staff in the summer.

Now according to the Daily Mail, Lampard will push for Given’s return to his coaching staff to work with his 71.6million Spanish No1.

Lampard has concerns over Arrizabalaga’s ability from crosses and they have shown little improvement since last season when they conceded more goals than anyone from set-pieces.

It is believed Lampard’s wishes will be granted by the Chelsea board following their strong start to the season.

The Chelsea gaffer gave Given a glowing review when he appointed him as Derby’s Head of Goalkeeping in 2018.

He said: “I know Shay and his standing in the game as a goalkeeper and hes right up there at the very top.

Hes had many, many, years as a top goalkeeper. Performance wise he was incredible and he has now achieved his goalkeeper coaching license.

Im very pleased to have Shay as part of the team and not just for what he will bring as a goalkeeper coach, but what he will also bring to the dressing room in a much broader scheme.

Kepa Arrizabalaga has struggled to deal with set-pieces

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