Michael Essien enjoys punditry during Chelsea-Manchester City Caraboa Cup final
Former Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien enjoyed his time
analyzing the Carabao Cup final between his former club
Chelsea and Manchester City on Sunday.
The Chelsea legend was at Wembley to watch and talk football
for the club’s TV channel.
Chelsea lost the final 4-2 on penalties to Premier League
champions Manchester City after 120 minutes of pulsating
football without a goal.
The game ended in bizarre circumstances after goalkeeper Kepa
Arizzabalaga refused to be substituted in the final minutes of the
game drawing the fury of manager Maurizio Sarri.
Ilkay Gundogan, Sergio Aguero and Bernardo Silva scored from
the spot for City and even though Kepa saved from Leroy Sane it
was to no avail.
Jorginho’s spot-kick was saved by Ederson and David Luiz hit
the post as Chelsea were sunk, despite Cesar Azplicueta,
Emerson and Eden Hazard converting their penalties.
Manchester City retained the trophy but Kepa’s insubordination is
the headline story.