Former Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper coach Imanol Etxeberria is adamant Kepa Arrizabalaga is a better option at Chelsea than Willy Caballero.

Imanol worked with Kepa at Athletic and is aware of talk of his former protege being sold by Chelsea this summer.

Kepa was dropped for the FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal in preference to Caballero.

And Imanol told Mundo Deportivo: “From what I know of Kepa, he is a very high-level goalkeeper. Whoever plays ahead of Kepa has to be doing very, very, very well.

“And I don’t think it was the case at Chelsea, that Caballero was far above Kepa’s level. What happens is that sometimes the coach decides, they are tastes, moments … But Kepa has quality and will continue to show it for sure.”