Sarri benches defiant keeper Arrizabalaga for Spurs clash

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who refused to be substituted in the League Cup final, was left out of the starting line-up for their home clash against Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday (AEDT), with Willy Caballero taking his place.

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been benched.

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been benched.Credit:EPA

The Spaniard, the world’s most expensive keeper, was fined this week after refusing to be substituted by manager Maurizio Sarri near the end of extra time in their defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.

His actions appeared to undermine the authority of the under-pressure Sarri who had told Caballero to get ready to go on after Arrizabalaga suffered cramp in the dying minutes.

Chelsea ended up losing on penalties.




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