Does Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga still have a future under Maurizio Sarri? That is what everyone is asking themselves after the League Cup final.
Chelsea lost at Wembley on Sunday to Manchester City after a penalty shoot-out – but the main talking point was Kepa’s refusal to be substituted.
The Spanish goalkeeper appear to suffer from cramp for a second time in the match, with just minutes of extra time remaining.
However, as Sarri made the decision to bring on his number two Willy Caballero – and with the Argentine stripped and ready to come on, Kepa refused to give way.
The Chelsea manager was visibly furious, but in the end Kepa got his own way and stayed on.
Both Sarri and Kepa tried to play down the incident after the match, but it now remains to be seen if Sarri will use him again.
OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “This cup final will be remembered for one reason, and it won’t be for City’s defence of the League Cup – the first time they have defended a major trophy.
“Instead, it is all about Kepa and him refusing to be substituted – but now Bookmakers are wondering if he has a future under Sarri – 6/4 says he doesn’t.”
Kepa not to play for Maurizio Sarri again – 6/4
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