Kepa Dropped To The Bench, Willy Cabellero Starts For Chelsea

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has decided to drop goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for their Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur this evening.

Kepa, who was called to be subbed off for Willy Caballero in their League Cup defeat to Manchester City, decided to tell manager Sarri that he didn't want to be replaced in a remarkable set of circumstances.

Now, it seems the Italian has taken action, dropping him to the substitutes bench.


Following on from the match, Sarri said that the whole incident was a "big misunderstanding" in his post match interview:

"I wanted Caballero on the pitch, but the goalkeeper wanted to let me know he was in [a] condition to go to the penalties," he said.

"It was a misunderstanding. Kepa was right, but in the wrong way he conducted himself.

"I thought Kepa was unable to go to penalties. I wanted Caballero on the pitch because I was afraid of his cramp, but the doctor explained it wasn't [a] cramp."


More to follow...

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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