Was it mutiny or miscommunication? Kepa Arrizabalaga is the main talking point in the wake of Chelsea’s shootout defeat at the hands of Manchester City in the Carabao Cup.
Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to come off in the last few minutes of extra-time, even though his number came up on the substitution board. His reaction towards the bench and Maurizio Sarri was that of anger and it’s sent the media into a frenzy of discussion.
Maurizio Sarri played down the matter in the pre-match press-conference stating that is was just a miscommunication, and that Sarri believed it was a cramp type injury, but apparently the keeper was fine to keep playing.
Former captain John Terry was part of the analysis of the game and told Sky Sports after the game that the young Spaniard lacked ‘respect’;
Once your number goes up you have to come off and show a bit of respect.”
Deal with that after. That’s the last thing the players want.”
It’s certainly not the end of it it’s clouded a good performance. It’s taken the shine off a good performance, it’s disappointing. We’ll see what happens.”
The manager’s pre-match comments (via Chelsea FC) will calm the situation, however it appears that the lack of respect will not be tolerated and the matter may be dealt with internally instead of making it out publicly;
Kepa was right, but in the wrong way he conducted himself.”
I want to talk with him as he needs to understand we can get in trouble, especially with you (the media).”

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