READ WHAT RUDIGER AND AZPILICUETA HAVE TO SAY ABOUT SARRI’S ROW WITH KEPA

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There were bizarre scenes at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday evening as Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to leave the pitch despite having been subbed off by the manager.

As the game progressed towards penalties, Sarri wanted to bring on second choice goalkeeper Willy Caballero, but the Chelsea number one refused to leave the pitch much to the frustration of the manager.

An angry Sarri was left raging on the touchline and after play had resumed the Italian headed towards the tunnel at Wembley before he turned around and walked back towards Chelsea’s bench.

Before the penalty shootout, an infuriated Sarri tried to vent his anger on the goalkeeper, but he was held back by Antonio Rudiger.

At the end of the game, Rudiger spoke about the incident and says the matter has to be settled between the two.

“This is something the coach and the player have to speak about,” Rudiger told Viasport.

“I cannot say much about it. I think, for sure, the coach and the goalkeeper will speak about it and everything will be fine.”

However, Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta refused to speak on the incident and insists that he never saw what happened.

He said: “We knew we had to fight very hard to have a chance to win the trophy. We are obviously disappointed, we were a few centimetres from being the champions, but it was not the case so now we have to recover.”

On Kepa/Sarri, Cesar said: “Honestly I don’t know, I was on the other side of the pitch so I cannot comment.”

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