"Considering the man, no [it was not considered], because I know him very well", the Italian said.
"Kepa is a man".
"I know the man very well".
Liverpool legend Graeme Souness says Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri should not have recalled Kepa Arrizabalaga for their win at Fulham. Indeed, if Sarri had always planned to introduce penalty specialist Willy Caballero ahead of the shoot-out, this would surely have been discussed with both goalkeepers in the run-up to the game. I can kill him, but I think that was right. "His reaction was really very good".
"I am sure that it was only a misunderstanding at the beginning, a big mistake at the end of the situation".
The Chelsea full-back said of that link up: "It is something we are trying to improve on when we get into those areas, to try to find the right pass. Gonzalo is very clever in his movements". "He made a mistake, but now that is enough".
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Sarri signed Jorginho from Napoli because the Italy worldwide was familiar with his coaching demands and says Chelsea fans will not see the best of him until his team-mates are up to speed.
In an incident-packed first half, the much-maligned Jorginho restored Chelsea's lead with his first goal since the opening weekend of the season. Abramovich has subsequently told the club management to list him on the transfer list and lined him up for a summer transfer, Kepa joined Chelsea last summer from La Liga after the departure of Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid.
Chelsea's win lifts them to within one point of Arsenal in fifth, two points behind Manchester United in fourth and five points off Tottenham in third with a game in hand, giving fresh life to a Champions League qualification charge that looked in danger of being utterly derailed in the first two months of 2019.
Dropping Kepa for the midweek victory over Tottenham helped Sarri to re-establish his authority, with the result - a 2-0 win over top-four and London rivals - also working in his favour.