Kepa Arrizabalaga admitted that he is not in the perfect situation at Chelsea, but he is optimistic that he will turn things around.
After Kepa made an error leading to a goal in both of the Blues’ first two Premier League matches, Chelsea signed Edouard Mendy from Rennes for a reported £22million.
Despite Mendy not being in a position to face West Brom in the first game after his arrival was reported, Kepa was dropped with Willy Caballero opted for instead.
Kepa, a Spanish international who Chelsea made the world’s most expensive keeper when he was signed from Athletic Bilbao two years ago, has been on the bench for the past two games.
Before the transfer window closed on Monday, he had been linked with a loan away from Chelsea, but he is sure he will soon regain his top form.
Kepa said: “I feel good, strong and confident.
“Maybe I’m not in the ideal situation, but you have to go through things like this during a career.
“I am confident that I can turn the situation around. When I have the chance to play, I’ll try to do so as well as possible.
“Obviously, all footballers want to play, but I’m just thinking about the day to day, not the medium-term or long-term.”