Willy Caballero heaped praise on Kepa Arrizabalaga for showing him support after he took his place in Chelsea’s starting line-up on Wednesday night.
Maurizio Sarri dropped the £70million Spaniard for the Blues’ Premier League clash with Tottenham at Stamford Bridge, after the incident between the pair in the Carabao Cup final.
Sarri had wanted to take Kepa off against Manchester City as the match was heading to penalties, but the keeper point blank refused to leave the pitch.
A cross-field argument ensued before Sarri was eventually forced to back down and cancel the substitution.
Sarri vowed to send a message to the rest of the team and did exactly that by dropping Kepa for the 2-0 win over bitter rivals Spurs.
Caballero kept a clean sheet in the Spaniard’s place and spoke out about his team-mate following the fixture.
“A clean sheet and to play for me is a satisfaction,” said Caballero. “We [him and Kepa] spoke about what happened the other day. The good news is that it doesn’t matter what happened.
“We are ready. Kepa was fantastic today supporting me. He’s learned, we learned, and we are improving as a team.”