Trouble after trouble at Chelsea as keepers clash

According to reports in The Sun, Chelsea rebel Kepa Arrizabalaga had a stand-up row with Willy Caballero after claiming he was the better goalkeeper. The Chelsea number one said that was why he insisted on staying on the pitch for the penalty shoot-out in Sunday’s Carabao Cup Final. His incendiary remarks infuriated Caballero who was supposed to come on for the pens.

The two squared up in the Wembley dressing room as it all kicked off. Both manager Maurizio Sarri and his assistant Gianfranco Zola had also weighed into Arrizabalaga after the embarrassing conclusion to the game. Sarri had told Caballero that he would be going on for the shoot-out in a tactical switch before Arrizabalaga went down injured late in extra time. But Arrizabalaga refused to come off when his number was held up prompting unprecedented scenes.

Chelsea’s David Luiz shows his frustration Chelsea v Manchester City – Carabao Cup Final – Wembley Stadium 24-02-2019 . (Photo by Bradley Collyer/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Kepa has been fined a week’s wages for his Wembley antics. And the world most expensive keeper could be axed for Wednesday’s crunch game at home to Tottenham. Sarri revealed at his pre-match presser Caballero could get the nod ahead of the Spaniard.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 18: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea reacts alongside fourth official Andre Marriner during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on February 18, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

He said: “It will be a decision for the good of the group. For the other players, all the players. “He has to be ready. He made a mistake. A big mistake. There are some consequences. “If the consequence is to play, he has to be ready to play. If the consequence is the bench, he has to be ready to go to the bench.


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