Sarri: Kepa is still Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper

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Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri said that Kepa Arrizabalaga remained his main goalkeeper, despite a missed match against Tottenham.

Recall, Arrizabalaga was fined one week salary and forced to apologize in public after Kepa refused to leave the field at the end of the League Cup final against Manchester City.

As an additional penalty, Sarri left the world’s most expensive goalkeeper on the bench in the Premier League derby against Tottenham, but that does not mean that Willy Caballero could become Chelsea’s first number.

Sarri assured that he trusted Kepa. Nevertheless, it was a forced decision because the goalkeeper made a mistake. He apologized to the club and had to apologize to the team.

However, this topic can now be closed. Starting tomorrow, Kepa will return to the team’s start. Sarri isn’t sure that this will happen in the very next match, but in one of the next two – for sure.

(Reporting by Nathan Dent, editing by Valerie Cooper)

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