A week ago, Maurizio Sarri found himself in what was probably the thickest muddle since accepting the reins at Chelsea - as Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to get substituted, against the wishes of the Chelsea boss. But Kepa is a man and understood, and reacted very well.
The same fans who were booing Jorginho at the Bridge were chanting his name as he felt the field of play to be replaced by Mateo Kovacic on the 68 minute mark.
Sarri said, and ESPN quoted: "It was a normal decision [to bring him back], I think".
Defence: Marcos Alonso was recalled against Tottenham on Wednesday night but Emerson Palmeiri impressed during the Spaniard's absence in recent games so I think we'll see him come in at left-back while Cesar Azpilicueta should continue at right-back ahead of Davide Zappacosta.
"In seven days, we played 120 minutes in a very hard match against City and 90 minutes - very expensive (in terms of energy) - against Tottenham and today we had to play a very important derby".
Chelsea boss Sarri wanted to replace Kepa with Caballero
In England , the season is really very hard . "I'm sure in one of the next two matches Kepa will be on the pitch". It's really very important your feeling at the moment'.
The former Premier League referee indicated it is more appropriate for captains to wade in if a player should refuse to leave the field like Chelsea's Kepa did during Sunday's Carabao Cup final defeat by Manchester City.
Post the game, Sarri spoke to the press again, and as he was quizzed on Kepa's return, revealed how he wanted to bench him for the rest of the season, before deciding against it. Fabinho was also guilty of wasting a big opportunity 21 minutes from time as Lucas Digne cleared when the Brazilian took an age to control Virgil van Dijk's knockdown.
"After everything that happened last week it has been a very good week for Chelsea". And the pressure is a lot higher there than here. He is very clever, with a very good mentality. His behaviour during the week was really very good.
"You risk arriving at this moment of the season really very exhausted, more mentally than physically".
Chelsea are unbeaten in 18 Premier League games against Fulham (W11 D7) - only against Spurs (28 games between 1992 and 2006) have they had a longer unbeaten run versus an opponent in the competition. "I would be really very happy".