Chelsea latest news: Maurizio Sarri told one player he CAN'T drop by Robbie Savage – not Eden Hazard

Kepa Arrizabalaga was left on the bench against Tottenhan in midweek after refusing to be subbed off in the Carabao Cup final with Manchester City The Spaniard was also fined a week's wages Sarri replaced Kepa with Caballero against Spurs and he kept a cleansheet in a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge Savage now thinks the 37-year-old should keep the shirt for the trip to Fulham on Sunday Willy Caballero can not be dropped for Chelsea's derby match at Fulham tomorrow – or Maurizio Sarri will have another goalkeeping drama on his hands, "Savage told the Mirror I was pleased for Caballero when, after being denied the chance to be Chelsea's shootout hero in the EFL Cup final at Wembley, he kept a clean sheet against Tottenham in the league Before all the intrigue surrounding Kepa's astonishing stand, I must admit I did not know the smallprint in the laws of the game, which says: 'If a player who is to be replaced refuses to leave, play continues I wish I had known that when I was hauled off by Martin O'Neill, Steve Bruce, Mark Hughes or Nigel Clough in my playing days They all tore into me for my stroppy reaction to being subbed

"But the astonishing spectacle of Kepa apparently defying his manager's authority begs two questions Firstly, if it was all a "misunderstanding" – as Sarri claimed at the time – why was Kepa dropped and fined a week's wages? "And now Caballero has kept a clean sheet, surely the shirt is his by rights?" Sarri refused to confirm who would be his starting keeper at Craven Cottage when quizzed about the matter this week When asked if Kepa was still the No1, Sarri replied: "Of course" He added: "I think it was the right decision, Kepa made a big mistake, he paid with the club, and then he had to pay with the team But now I have to think we have to stop, Kepa from tomorrow will be with us He is back in the team for the weekend, I do not know in the next match if he will be on the pitch or not, but one of the next two he will [start] When you are young I think you can make mistakes, and the most important thing is that you need to understand very well after every mistake For me, now the best thing is to close it "Get Chelsea latest news updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribing

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