Chelsea's Italian head coach Maurizio Sarri (C) reacts after goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga remains on the pitch after an attempt to substitute him for Willy Caballero. Photograph:( AFP )
Goalkeeper ignored manager Sarri's decision and refused to leave the field.
Manchester City defeated Chelsea 4-3 on penalties to win the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, in a match where Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri dealt with controversy.
The game had ended in a goalless draw after 90 minutes and half an hour of extra time and entered into penalties.
When Sarri saw goal Kepa Arrizabalaga struggling with cramp, he summoned Willy Caballero from the bench.
However, the goalkeeper ignored manager Sarri's decision and refused to leave the field.
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Kepa, the world's most expensive goalkeeper, received treatment for an injury in the closing stages but also has a worse record of saving penalties than former City stopper Willy Caballero, who Sarri was trying to introduce.
Chelsea went on to lose the shootout with Arrizabalaga beaten by four of Manchester City's spot kicks, including Raheem Sterling's winning shot - but he did pull of an impressive save to deny Leroy Sane.