Sarri answers whether Kepa will start against Tottenham tonight

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur take on Chelsea for the fourth time this season tonight, as they look to put their recent Burnley defeat behind them.

Spurs smashed the Blues 3-1 at home in the Premier League earlier in the season, before being drawn against them in the semi finals of the Carabao Cup.

Tottenham won the first leg of the tie 1-0, but went on to lose the away leg 2-1, before being knocked out on penalties.

Chelsea went on to play Man City in the Carabao Cup final last weekend, and yet again the game went to pens.

City won the shootout and lifted the trophy, but none of the headlines revolved around the Manchester side at all.

All the talk was of young Chelsea keeper Kepa, and the fact that he seemed to refuse to be substituted by Maurizio Sarri towards the end of the game.

Kepa had gone down injured twice, but simply would not take the walk to the touchline, despite Caballero being ready to come on.

Sarri was asked whether Kepa will be dropped against Spurs (Star): “I need to send a message to my group, whether Kepa is on the pitch or off it. I have to decide what’s better for my group.

“I don’t know, I have to decide yes or no. It’ll be the decision of the group, of all the players. He made a mistake, there are some consequences. If it is to play he has to be ready, if it is on the bench then he has to be ready.”

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