ESPN FC's Craig Burley delves into the disarray at Chelsea after goalkeeper Kepa refused to be subbed off in extra time against Man City. Manchester City retained the Carabao Cup after Raheem Sterling capped off a dramatic penalty shootout with the winning strike. Gab Marcotti isn't buying Maurizio Sarri's explanation that he simply had a 'misunderstanding' with his goalkeeper in Chelsea's cup final defeat. ESPN FC's Mark Ogden calls Maurizio Sarri's control of the dressing room into question after goalkeeper Kepa refused to be subbed off against Man City. ESPN FC's Steve Nicol believes Maurizio Sarri's dramatic reaction to Kepa was worse than the player's initial refusal to leave the pitch.
Maurizio Sarri explains why his decision to sub out Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa led to a standoff at the end of extra time in the Carabao Cup final.
As you might have heard, Chelsea goalkeeper
Kepa Arrizabalaga caused a *minor* scene at the tail end of Sunday's Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City by refusing to the substituted in the closing minutes of extra time.
After going down injured twice in the space of a few minutes, Kepa was ordered to be replaced by Willy Caballero in the 119th minute of the match by Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri -- an order the 24-year-old keeper duly refused.
who later insisted he was merely "misunderstood" -- remained on the pitch for the ensuing penalty shootout, in which he failed to stop City lifting the trophy and heaping further pressure on Sarri.