David Luiz has stated that the refusal of Kepa Arrizabalaga to be replaced wasn’t indicating that Sarri is losing the respect of the players of the Chelsea. The position is Sarri is precautions due to the run of poor results. However, the 60-year-old has some great flexibility in his tactics and his team has managed to put up a valiant effort in the finals of Carabao Cup with Manchester City, who had defeated the Blues with 6–0 only a week back.
Manchester City has managed to retain the trophy with a penalty shootout victory with 4–3 at Wembley. However, the match had been overshadowed when Kepa refused to go off and sparked some angry response to the team manager.
Both the parties then played down the misunderstanding. David Luiz was persistent that the players are on the side of Sarri. He says that the coach has power over the team and that he has their respect. For him, there hasn’t been a problem because of that. They have faith in his philosophy and they believe in the way he would like them to play. This is the reason they put up the best performance against the best team in Europe.
Apart from this, it is just a misunderstanding and they would like to do only what is best for Chelsea. Michael Balance, the former midfielder from Chelsea says that the team hierarchy needs to take a robust stance on this matter for supporting Sarri.