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As a Chelsea fan, the recent Carabao Cup final was one to forget – the first shot on target wasn't until the 43rd minute, 0 – 0 after full time and extra time, ultimately dumped in a penalty shoot-out. But arguably the biggest talking point came from a brief and extraordinary period when the Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga defied his manager Maurizio Sarri, refusing to be substituted for specialist penalty saver Willy Caballero.
Arrizabalaga stayed on the pitch, while Sarri blew his top, and was held back from confronting him. Later, they both said that the situation was a misunderstanding. Whether this was true, or a face-saving exercise is not really the point. But it got me thinking …. how could it have ever come to this? Would this farcical situation have ever happened at Chelsea’s opponents that afternoon, Manchester City? As soon as full-time came I watched the City players, coaches, manager, other support staff all get into a tight huddle near the centre spot. They were tight. Chelsea meanwhile seemed to be in a dispersed daze.