Manager Maurizio Sarri’s stance and control over the Chelsea dressing room came under doubt after the drama that ensued on Sunday in the Carabao Cup finals between Chelsea and Man City.
Brazilian goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga had publicly refused to be substituted in the game after a call from the spot-line with a subtitle already waiting to come in.
The game was already heading zero penalties and the Blues manager wanted to manage the situation of a camp suffered by the goalkeeper but the star player refused.
The drama was later cleared by the Italian boss as he defended the player by claiming that what happened was a disagreement but that did not stop spectators and pundits from suspecting lack of respect for the manager.
David Luiz has got an answer for that as he claims the manager is well respected by the players and he still has charge of the dressing room.
He noted that there is no problem in the Blues team as they were all happy with the manager’s philosophy as well as his style despite the fact that it is not yielding any results at the moment.
However, Kepa Arrizabalaga is reported to have apologized to the manager for all that happened.