The decision to send Kepa Arrizabalaga on for the penalty shootout in the Carabao Cup final has been branded “ridiculous” by Jamie Redknapp.Chelsea lost the Carabao Cup final 11-10 on penalties after a goalless draw. The shootout went all the way to the goalkeepers. While Caoimhin Kelleher managed to score for Liverpool, Kepa Arrizabalaga could not for Chelsea.
It was somewhat ironic, given that Thomas Tuchel had dropped his usual Carabao Cup keeper in favour of outright number one Edouard Mendy to start the game. He then replaced Mendy with Kepa just before the penalty shootout.
But the world’s most expensive goalkeeper did not save any of Liverpool’s 11 attempts and then sent his own way over the bar.
It would be easy to use hindsight and call the decision to put Kepa on …