The Chelsea goalkeeper stole the headlines after point-blank refusing to leave the field for Willy Caballero in the dying seconds of extra time at Wembley. Sarri saw Arrizabalaga go down with cramp in the closing stages and swiftly got his No 2 stripped and ready to enter the field. But the Spaniard signalled to the bench that he was fine to carry on, which incensed Sarri and his staff on the touchline. Caballero returned to his seat on the bench, while Arrizabalaga continued in goal for the penalty shootout, which Man City won. And according to FA rules, the goalkeeper had every right to remain on the field despite his boss wanting to replace him. Under ‘Substitution Procedure’ of Law 3: The Players, on the FA’s website, it clearly states in the rules: “If a player who is to be replaced refuses to leave, play continues.” Jon Moss did consult with Sarri and Chelsea star David Luiz before going over the touchline to talk with Sarri and Gianfranco Zola. The referee soon returned to the field and waved play on, allowing Kepa to remain on the pitch. Both Sarri and his goalkeeper insist the incident was a misunderstanding. “I needed to return to be quiet,” Sarri said after the match. “He [Kepa] understood that I asked for a change for his physical problem and he said I haven’t a physical problem. And he was right. I realised after when the doctor arrived. “I have talked to him [Kepa] but only to clarify because now I have understand the situation.” Chelsea went on to lose the final on penalties 4-3. Kepa managed to save just one spot kick, denying Leroy Sane.