Caballero was ready to come on.

Kepa Arrizabalaga told Willy Caballero that he's better than him after cup final defeat

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Tonight, we will found out whether Maurizio Sarri will drop Kepa Arrizabalaga for his antics in the Carabao Cup final.

Chelsea face Spurs at Stamford Bridge this evening, just three days after the goalkeeper refused to be substituted in extra-time against Manchester City.

Kepa had gone down twice with what appeared to be cramp and Sarri decided that Willy Caballero - who not only used to play for Man City but was also their penalty hero in the same final three years ago - should go in goal for the penalty shootout.

But Kepa stayed on and, despite saving Leroy Sane’s penalty, couldn’t win the cup for Chelsea.

Kepa has already been fined a week’s wages and Sarri is still unsure if he’ll punish him further by naming him on the bench.

"I have to decide [if he will play], maybe yes, maybe not," Sarri said on Tuesday.

"He made a really big mistake. For me it's finished."

It may be 'finished' for Sarri but sensational reports keep emerging from the incident at Wembley.

And now, according to The Sun, there was a clash between Kepa and Willy Caballero in the dressing room at full-time.

The report claims that Kepa told Caballero that ‘he was the better goalkeeper’ and that’s why he insisted on staying on the pitch for the shootout.


As you can imagine, that didn’t go down well with Caballero who was ‘infuriated’ by Kepa’s comment.

The two goalkeepers then ‘squared up’ as it ‘all kicked off.’



You’ve got to have a bit of sympathy for Caballero, who was stuck in the middle of whole situation at Wembley and clearly didn’t know how to react as Sarri lost control.

You almost feel as though he deserves to start against Spurs and he will no doubt want to prove Kepa wrong about him being a ‘better goalkeeper.’

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