With ten Premier League games set to get underway simultaneously on Sunday afternoon as the unprecedented 2019/20 campaign draws to a close, storylines are aplenty.
A ball hasn't even been kicked and the drama's already overwhelming, with managers' respective team selections for the final day certainly attracting significant attention.
Perhaps none more so than Kepa Arrizabalga's demise to the Chelsea bench for the Blues' crunch clash against Wolves, with a place in next season's Champions League on the line. The Spaniard's form has been nothing short of woeful this term and, after surrendering just the five last time out against Liverpool, it appears Lampard has finally had enough of the £72m man.
It's fair to say Lamps' brutal decision lit up the retinas of the Chelsea faithful, who were refreshing their Twitter timelines vigorously at 2:59 PM in a bid to get a glimpse of the starting XI as swiftly as possible.
KEPA ARRIZABALAGA DROPPED AND DUSTED FOREVER AT CHELSEA pic.twitter.com/YObWvcad78— Pys (@CFCPys) July 26, 2020
Kepa on the bench I’m hearing? pic.twitter.com/HZHclHcRR9— billygilmourstanaccount (@uncleaidan) July 26, 2020
Kepa asking Lampard if he can start him in the first XI pic.twitter.com/7yMIgxNwht— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) July 26, 2020
Kepa's replacement will probably have the easiest job in football history. Even if you don't save anything, simply attempting to dive to save the ball will be an improvement.— ? (@OlIyCFC) July 26, 2020
Frank Lampard Dropped Kepa.....— LardAhMercy (@Alivegas247) July 26, 2020
Chelsea Fans: pic.twitter.com/s8EUc7PDMF
Kepa on the bench we're definitely winning this game now pic.twitter.com/lovdvha7w6— Eden Hazard (@jaesarous) July 26, 2020
Or is Lampard merely resting his Spanish shot-stopper for Chelsea's FA Cup final next Saturday?
KEPA RESTED TO PLAY THE FA CUP FINALS I’M ALIVEEEE— Max. ♣️ (@AFCMax9) July 26, 2020
And hey, it looks like a particular German's going to be in the stands at Stamford Bridge today...
At Stamford Bridge for Chelsea v Wolves. So is Chelsea new boy Timo Werner. pic.twitter.com/hZEiPzFw4D— James Olley (@JamesOlley) July 26, 2020
Nevertheless, elsewhere in regards to team news, David Silva was named in Pep Guardiola's starting XI for his final ever Premier League game after almost a decade of majestic service at the Etihad.
Tissues at the ready, Cityzens...
Today is the last time we ever see David Silva in a PL game and I haven’t felt this emotional since Mufasa’s death in my childhood— ⚡️?? (@Priceless_Silva) July 26, 2020
It promises to be an enthralling afternoon of Premier League action with significant permutations at both ends of the table.
Strap yourselves in, folks, because the team news from Stamford Bridge has only added to the drama.
Source : 90min