After Chelsea extended Olivier Giroud’s contract for another year, another Blues player this week signed a contract extension. Willy Caballero has inked an extension deal with the Blues for the 2019/20 season.
Chelsea will have to recall a number of players this summer from loan in light of their two-window transfer ban imposed recently by FIFA – and where better place to start with than the goalkeeping department?
Chelsea have been slapped with a two-window transfer window ban by FIFA after they were found guilty of contravening FIFA policy in their signing of youth players. The news means that the Blues will have to think carefully about how they operate this summer. They may have to keep certain players in the squad who they may have been planning to let go of this summer. One such player is substitute goalkeeper Willy Caballero.
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.
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.
The international break is finally over for another couple of months and the Chelsea players will be returning to Cobham with Tottenham Hotspur taking their focus on Sunday, a side that have not been able to beat the Blues at Stamford Bridge in 28 years.
With the international break halfway through this weekend as the Premier League pauses, a number of Chelsea players are keeping fit by representing their countries ahead of, for many, this summer’s World Cup tournament which takes place in Russia.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has warned his charges against making the curtailing of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi a one-man job.