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Reports: Chelsea Stars Clashed In Dressing Room Over Kepa Antics

With record Chelsea signing Kepa Arrizabalaga refusing to be substituted during the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, new reports suggest that the goalkeeper also clashed with one of his teammates in the dressing room after the match.

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The Spaniard reportedly had a row with second-choice shot-stopper Willy Caballero, who was on the sidelines ready to replace him in extra-time when the now-infamous incident occurrred, following the game at Wembley on Sunday.

According to The Sun, Arrizabalaga claimed he is the better keeper between them, which is why he insisted on staying on the pitch before the 4-3 penalty shootout defeat to Manchester City.

Caballero, though, was not impressed with Arrizabalaga's comments and the pair apparently squared up to each other in the dressing room.

Blues coach Maurizio Sarri has since downplayed the whole situation, saying it was all due to a "misunderstanding" between himself, Arrizabalaga and the club's medical stuff.

However, Chelsea fined their first-choice keeper a week's wages, while Sarri also suggested that he could be dropped for Wednesday's clash against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

"It will be a decision for the good of the group. For the other players, all the players," the Italian said in a pre-match press conference, as quoted by The Sun.

"He has to be ready. He made a mistake. A big mistake. There are some consequences.

"If the consequence is to play, he has to be ready to play. If the consequence is the bench, he has to be ready to go to the bench."

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