Kepa Arrizabalaga: Chelsea goalkeeper fined for Wembley incident

Chelsea signed Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for a membership file £71m in August 2018

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has been fined per week’s wages and apologised for refusing to be substituted for the period of Chelsea’s Carabao Cup final defeat by Manchester Metropolis on Sunday.

The Spaniard refused to rating changed by Willy Caballero at Wembley.

“Though there used to be a misunderstanding, in retrospect, I made a giant mistake with how I handled the yelp,” Kepa said in a Chelsea assertion.

Manager Maurizio Sarri said he and Kepa had since had “an ethical conversation”.

Sarri, who reacted angrily when Kepa refused to leave the sphere in direction of the cease of further time, moreover said the incident had been “a misunderstanding”.

Nonetheless he added: “Kepa realises he made a giant mistake within the methodology he reacted.

“He has apologised to me, his crew-mates and the membership. It is up to the membership within the occasion that they’re looking out for to discipline him per the membership guidelines, but for me this matter is now closed.

“The crew performance as a entire used to be extremely definite and it’s a long way a disgrace to search how this incident has overshadowed our efforts in what used to be a extremely competitive cup final.”

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Kepa, the membership’s file £71m signing, defied Sarri’s try and replace him for Caballero ahead of Manchester Metropolis obtained on penalties. The Italian regarded mad and walked down the tunnel ahead of swiftly returning.

The 24-yr-normal broken-down Athletic Bilbao player said: “I needed to rob the time this day to apologise fully and in person to the coach, to Willy, my crew-mates and to the membership.

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“I even bear done this and now I are looking out for to provide the identical apology to the fans. I will learn from this episode and must settle for any punishment or discipline the membership decides is acceptable.”

The membership will donate Kepa’s stunning to the Chelsea Foundation.

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