The Argentina international who kept a clean sheet, started in goal for the Blues after the former Athletic Bilbao shot-stopper has been disciplined for his recent actions.
Willy Caballero paid tribute to dropped Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, saying the 24-year-old has “learned” following the Carabao Cup incident last Sunday.
Caballero benefitted as Kepa was left on the bench for the 2-0 win over Tottenham on Wednesday night, with the latter having refused to leave the pitch when head coach Maurizio Sarri tried to replace him with the former Manchester City stopper in the closing stages of last Sunday’s cup final.
Sarri said before the victory over Spurs that his decision to leave Kepa out was “a message to the group” , and came after the keeper had been fined a week’s wages.
Caballero told _BT Sport_ after the win: “A clean sheet and to play for me is a satisfaction. We spoke about what happened the other day.
The good news is that it doesn’t matter what happened. We are ready. Kepa was fantastic today supporting me. He’s learned, we learned, and we are improving as a team.”
The win relieved some of the pressure on Sarri, whose job has been under intense scrutiny in recent weeks.
By Melvin Illah