During the Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City, Sarri went ballistic with Kepa after the Spaniard refused to walk off the pitch despite his number being shown by the fourth official.
Willy Caballero was the man who was stripped and ready and there is a good reason Sarri was desperate to bring him on.
Caballero has a stunning penalty record across his career in European football - having played for Elche, Malaga, Manchester City and the Blues after moving to the continent from Boca Juniors in 2004.
The Argentine has faced 38 spot-kicks and saved in impressive 11 of them, says the Mirror.
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