Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has said that his controversial clash with goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga during the League Cup final brought the squad closer together.
Maurizio Sarri thinks the Kepa Arrizabalaga substitution incident during the League Cup final has proved as a massive boon for Chelsea.
Chelsea legend and current coach Joe Cole believes that manager Maurizio Sarri should stick with Willy Caballero in goal. In what will go down as one of the most controversial moments in Chelsea’s history, first-choice keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted when Sarri intended to replace him with Caballero during the League Cup final against Manchester City last weekend. The keeper ultimately ended up staying on the pitch.
Joe Cole has praised Maurizio Sarri for dropping Kepa Arrizabalaga and going with Willy Caballero during Chelsea’s victory over Tottenham Hotspur while adding he should stick with the Argentine ahead of the Spaniard.
Pedro Rodriguez has stated Kepa’s substitution row with Maurizio Sarri did not have any effect on the Chelsea dressing room, insisting the squad are “together”.
Danny Murphy believes Chelsea should sack their goalkeeping coach if Kepa Arrizabalaga had cramp in Sunday’s League Cup final.
Michael Ballack believes Kepa Arrizabalaga’s teammates should have done more to usher him off the pitch after the Chelsea goalkeeper’s refusal to do so during Sunday’s League Cup final.
Jose Mourinho has had his say regarding Kepa Arrizabalaga’s refusal to be subbed off during Chelsea’s the League Cup final against Manchester City, saying it left the Blues, especially Maurizio Sarri, in a “very fragile” situation.
Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton has blasted Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after the shot-stopper refused to be substituted during the League Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.
Chelsea number-two goalkeeper Willy Caballero has praised first-choice keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for the way in which he has managed to adapt to life in the Premier League. The 24-year-old Kepa arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer as a highly-rated product from Spanish club for a world-record £72 million fee which made him the most expensive goalkeeper in history.
Kepa Arrizabalaga has dismissed the weight of expectation accompanying his world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper while also playing down the perceived pressure in replacing Thibaut Courtois.
Kepa Arrizabalaga has revealed being the world’s most expensive goalkeeper does not put any extra pressure on him while also saying his move to London from Bilbao was an important gamble to make.
Former Chelsea and current Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is convinced that new Blues signing Kepa Arrizabalaga has all of the qualities required to succeed in the Premier League.
It looks more and more likely that Thibaut Courtois will be a Real Madrid player when the transfer window in Spain ends at the start of September. This comes on the back of strong rumours since picking up the Golden Glove at the World Cup as well as his absence from training over the last couple of days.