Kepa Arrizabalaga apologises and is fined by Chelsea for Wembley brouhaha

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been fined a week’s wages and apologised for refusing to be substituted during Sunday’s Carabao Cup final defeat by Manchester City.

The Spaniard refused to be replaced by Willy Caballero at Wembley.

“Although there was a misunderstanding, on reflection, I made a big mistake with how I handled the situation,” Kepa said in a Chelsea statement.

Manager Maurizio Sarri said he and Kepa had since had “a good conversation”.

Kepa, the club’s record £71m signing, defied Sarri’s attempt to substitute him for Caballero before Manchester City won on penalties.

The Italian appeared furious and walked down the tunnel before quickly returning.

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