Chelsea vs Tottenham
Chelsea will hope to lift themselves off the mat on Wednesday night in the Premier League against Tottenham.
The Blues come into the midweek London derby having lost to Carabao Cup final to Man City.
Now focus shifts back to Chelsea’s attempts to finish in the top four.
Before Spurs, the Blues are sixth in the table on 50 points.
Chelsea have a game in hand over Man United (52 points) and Arsenal (53 points).
As for Tottenham, they arrive at Stamford Bridge after losing away at Burnley.
Spurs are third in the league.
Kepa Arrizabalaga’s Man City behaviour will go unpunished
One of the burning issues for Chelsea fans after the Man City game is whether Kepa Arrizabalaga will start against Tottenham.
Kepa is in hot water after refusing to be subbed in the final stages of the League Cup final.
The Spanish goalie stands accused of disrespecting and undermining manager Maurizio Sarri.
However, according to the Evening Standard, the Chelsea goalie won’t be punished after his outburst against the Sky Blues. Readers are told:
Chelsea are not planning to discipline Kepa Arrizabalaga despite the keeper refusing to be substituted during the EFL Cup Final defeat to Manchester City.
But a club source told Standard Sport that Chelsea are not looking to punish or fine Kepa, who joined from Athletic Bilbao for £71.6million last August, and insisted both he and Sarri are putting the altercation behind them.
— Tom Collomosse (@TomCStandard) February 25, 2019
How will Chelsea’s Kepa decision be interpreted?
On the one hand some may think Chelsea are choosing the smart course of action.
Signed for 71 million pounds, Chelsea have committed themselves to Kepa.
But on the other hand, Chelsea could be accused of acting weakly against one of their highest earning players.