Chelsea fan has shown the argument for Willy Caballero keeping his place with new video


Willy Caballero made no mistake when called up for Chelsea's vital game with Tottenham this week.

In truth, the Argentine had very little to do during a 2-0 victory for the home side, but it could easily have gone so wrong after the events of the Carabao Cup final.

Kepa Arrizabalaga stunningly refused to be substituted during the clash with Manchester City, prompting a furious reaction from Maurizio Sarri on the bench.

Amidst all the drama, Caballero was seemingly playing musical chairs, unsure whether he would be facing his former side in the ensuing penalty shootout.

Arrizabalaga managed to get his way, but was fined a week's wages and dropped for the following game having undermined the orders of his manager.

Caballero or Kepa?

It remains unclear as to whether Arrizabalaga will recover the number one jersey. Sarri reiterated that the Spaniard remains his first-choice 'keeper, yet never confirmed whether he would return instantly.

As a result, there is a quiet debate as to whom Chelsea should start for their upcoming clash with Fulham and Joe Cole thinks Caballero should get the nod.

Speaking live on BT Sport after the Tottenham win, he explained: “He made the right decision, the points are in the pocket. I think he leaves him in. 


The argument for Caballero

“And by the way he’s a full international, he’s a very good goalkeeper. He’s played for Manchester City, he’s played for big clubs, he won’t let you down."

It all comes down to whether Sarri decides that Caballero should keep the jersey until his performances suggest otherwise or instantly revert to the better goalkeeper on paper.

For good or for ill, it seems more likely that Arrizabalaga will win back his place but one Chelsea fan has put forward the case for Caballero.

Initially created by 'CFC videos', it shows the impressive string of highlights that Caballero has managed to amass in just 21 appearances for the Blues.

You be the judge - but it makes a solid argument:

Of course, Kepa has produced similar moments across his debut season with Chelsea, yet it shows that Caballero is unlikely to harm the club's progress.

Caballero has plenty of experience in big matches, is something of a penalty saving expert and marshalled the defence very well against Tottenham.

However, it all comes down to Sarri and it seems the man himself is undecided ahead of match-day. 

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Speaking to his pre-match press conference, he stated: "We are very happy [Caballero] can play in a very difficult match, but Kepa is our No.1 goalkeeper.

"He will be on the pitch for one of the next two matches. I have not decided yet, I want to see the last two [sessions]."

One of the next two, interesting. Whether that's Fulham or Dynamo Kiev will give Chelsea fans a major indication of how forgiving their manager really is.

Who would you start on Sunday - Caballero or Kepa? Have your say in the comments section below.

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