When it rains, it pours. And Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich fears Chelsea big January buy Kepa Arrizabalaga will ruin things at the club after his stern behaviour during Chelsea’s loss to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley..
Kepa refused to be dropped on Sarri’s request in what could have ballooned into grim show. Though he has been punished with a sanction from the club, it appears Russian billionaire and club owner Abramovich still feels totally bewildered over the Spaniard’s behaviour. And now reports milling from the rumour factory is claiming Abramovich is looking to sell off his record signing.
Kepa shattered the record paid for a goalkeeper when he arrived from Atletic Bilbao for a fee north of 70 million pounds.
But is unruly behaviour on the night of the Carabao Cup final at Wembley drew a lot of questions from Chelsea fans and bigwigs.
Sarri admits he has moved on since the horrible incident which led him tearing away from his side with a forlorn figure down the tunnel.
Veteran glovesman and Blues No. 2 had had to replace the Spaniard in goal after the bust up. However, Kepa has since returned between the sticks, featuring in Chelsea 2-1 derby win over Fulham.
Whether the reports about Abramovich’s opinion on letting go of the star carries enough weight it remains to be seen. Only time will tell. But one thing is, when the Russian mind’s made up it’s hard to change it.