Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has said Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri sent a message to Roman Abramovich, by dropping goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for their 2-0 win over Tottenham on Wednesday.
Kepa was axed for the clash at Stamford Bridge, after refusing to come off against Manchester City at Wembley during the Carabao Cup final.
Sarri opted to start Willy Caballero against Spurs and warned his squad that they are a group and not 25 individual players.
Ferdinand believes Sarri had to make the call and believes he is making a point to senior figures at Stamford Bridge.
“He had to set the tone because he failed to do that at the weekend.
“He needed to grab the situation by the horns and steer it the way he wanted to but he didn’t do that.
“We needed to see something today. He has shown that dressing room who is the boss.
“He cost £75m in the summer so nobody is exempt from being disciplined at this football club,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport.