Arrizabalaga doubtful for Carabao Cup final. Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is in danger of missing the Carabao Cup final with Manchester City on Sunday because of a hamstring injury. The Spaniard is one of three players – along with Pedro and Davide Zappacosta – who are rated doubtful for Thursday’s Europa League game with Malmo at Stamford Bridge. Kepa is also a concern for the Wembley final, with Blues boss Maurizio Sarri admitting he is hopeful but not convinced he will be available for selection.
“We have some problems at the moment,” said Sarri
“We have some problems at the moment,” said Sarri. “We have Zappacosta with fever, we have Pedro with a very strong stomach ache, and then we have a problem with Kepa, with his hamstring.”
Asked whether he thought Kepa would be fit for Sunday’s match against City
Asked whether he thought Kepa would be fit for Sunday’s match against City, he added: “I hope so. I am not sure at the moment, but I hope so.” Chelsea take a 2-1 lead into the second leg of their Europa League last-32 clash with Swedish side Malmo before taking on Pep Guardiola’s side at the weekend, having lost 6-0 to them in the Premier League on February 10.