Tags: Sarri, Maurizio

Kepa Arrizabalaga’s Substitution Protest Overshadows Manchester City’s E.F.L. Cup Win

LONDON — Watching goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga appearing to struggle with a cramp as a penalty shootout loomed to settle the E.F.L. Cup final, Chelsea Manager Maurizio Sarri summoned a substitute from the bench to replace him. Kepa was furious. Wildly gesticulating with his arms, Kepa, the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, forcefully indicated to Sarri that…

On Soccer: Manchester City Delivered a Lesson. Will Chelsea Learn This Time?

MANCHESTER, England — As he trudged, wordlessly, away from the field, away from the crowd, away from the burning humiliation, Maurizio Sarri looked like a man who knew. He is not the first in his position to have worn that look, to have made that walk, to sense that, sooner or later, Chelsea has a…