Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has incredible meltdown in Carabao Cup final as Kepa Arrizabalaga refuses to come off for Willy Caballero

Maurizio Sarri has finally cracked.

It came at the worst possible moment with his Chelsea side going toe-to-toe with Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final and an extraordinary turn of events led to the Italian having a fully blown meltdown in the final few moments of extra-time.

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Sarri flew off the handles moments before the end of extra-time

The game was goalless and looked set for a penalty shootout when the Blues’ goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga picked up a knock and stand-in glovesman Willy Caballero readied himself to come on.

However, Kepa refused to come off despite orders from Sarri and the Chelsea bench to leave the pitch.

And Sarri, so calm even at a time where his status as manager at Stamford Bridge is under threat, truly lost it.

He cut an extremely animated figure as the substitution failed to happen, slamming his fist on his seat before walking down the tunnel.

He thought better of it and came back to give his players a team talk ahead of the penalty shootout at Wembley, which City ended up winning 4-3.

But the final will be remembered over the years for this incredible incident. Below you can see how things unfolded.

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Kepa looks ready to come on
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Kepa is having none of it however, prompting Sarri and assistant boss Gianfranco Zola to beckon him off
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Kepa insists to team-mate David Luiz and referee Jon Moss he’s ok to continue playing

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Sarri turns away in disgust at being over-ruled by his own player
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Sarri takes his anger out on their chair and heads for the tunnel while the game is still going on
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However, Sarri thinks better of it but is still raging

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The game goes to penalties and Sarri and Caballero are still gutted
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Sarri has one or two things to say to Kepa but the two are separated at the end of the game

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