The repercussions of goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga’x extraordinary act of insubordination at Wembley on Sunday continue to be felt.
The 24-year old blatantly refused an instruction from his manager Maurizio Sarri to be substituted for Willy Caballero and, in front of the watching millions, stayed on the pitch whilst his manager raged on the side line.
However, for many Chelsea fans that is not enough, with many of them taking to social media in the aftermath of the incident to demand that Kepa never play for the club again, and that he should be placed on the transfer list immediately.
It will be interesting to see what reaction both player and manager receive when they appear in front of their home fans for Wednesday’s Premier League clash with Tottenham.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.