Pope enjoyed a stellar top-flight breakthrough season in 2017/18 and was therefore named as part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad at the World Cup in Russia.

But he then sustained a dislocated shoulder in Burnley’s Europa League second qualifying round first leg tie at Aberdeen in July 2018, as Tom Heaton won back his place in the side.

Now Pope is Burnley’s undisputed No 1 and is showcasing his ability on a weekly basis under Sean Dyche, something Chelsea have taken note of.

Speaking after the 2-2 draw with Arsenal, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admitted that Kepa needs to improve certain aspects of his game.


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