The drama between Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri and goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga should not be linked with the situation in the dressing room, according to the boss.
The goalkeeper was substituted during the extra time but he refused going out, insisting he would want to go through the penalty against Man City in the Carabao Cup finals.
Although, he made some efforts as he went to save Leroy Sane’s kick from the spot, that did not stop the Citizens from winning 4-3 to pick the trophy.
This, therefore, created insinuations that the Italian boss has lost the authority over his players but he was quick to explain that could not have been the case.
According to him, the players played exactly what was planned before the game which is the biggest proof that he still has control over his team, noting that his Chelsea squad played a little different football from what was known in the past.
However, it is not clear what the situation is with the Blues boss as his future is being speculated having failed to win a number of games in the past weeks.
Suggestions are that he would be handed another opportunity of the next games as a test.