Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga refuses to come off in Carabao Cup final vs Man City

Rishabh Gupta
|Published 24/02/2019

Chelsea’s goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to come off for Willy Caballero in a shocking turn of events during the final.

Manchester City retained the Carabao Cup trophy after defeating Chelsea on penalties. Raheem Sterling scored the winning penalty to win the cup for City.

However, the match was marred with significant controversy during the closing minutes of the extra time.

Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to come off as a substitute for Willy Caballero before the penalty shootout.

The Chelsea goalkeeper was asked to come off during the final against Manchester City.

Maurizio Sarri was justifiably furious with the open rebellion from his first-choice goalkeeper, as he shouted towards Kepa from the touchline.

However, despite the clear frustration from his manager, the goalkeeper kept gesturing Sarri and the coaching staff that he won’t come off the pitch.

Kepa did make a save but couldn’t prevent a loss for Chelsea.

Here’s the full video:


Twitter reacted to Kepa Arrizabalaga’s disgraceful behavior:


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Rishabh Gupta

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A sports enthusiast. Sports, I believe, is one of the few powers which help us grow, both as an individual and society. With each day, in the rich world of sports, I grow.

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