What Robert Sanchez did to Djordje Petrovic after Chelsea's Carabao Cup defeat to Liverpool

Robert Sanchez showed incredible sportsmanship after Chelsea lost to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.

Robert Sanchez was the first Chelsea player to console Djordje Petrovic after he conceded late in the Carabao Cup final against Liverpool. Petrovic was in post despite Sanchez being fit and named in the squad for the first time since December 2023.

The Serbian goalkeeper who signed for Chelsea in the summer for just under £12million as a backup to Sanchez after Kepa Arrizabalaga decided to leave for Real Madrid has won the hearts of many fans with brilliant performances.

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On the game itself, Chelsea will be incredibly disappointed to have lost having dominated for large parts but just couldn't find the finishing touch. Conor Gallagher missed two chances and Axel Disasi could finished late on when they were on top.

Chelsea boss Pochettino then went extra-defensive in extra time with manager Mauricio Pochettino confirming they were hoping to take the game into penalties. The Chelsea boss told the press after the game: "Look, of course that was difficult. Of course always some experience, some leadership inside the pitch helps but of course, after to be frustrated. The players feel disappointed because we were so close to winning the game after 90 minutes and we felt a little bit to lose our energy.

"Some players like Gallagher and Chilly start to feel really, really tired and maybe use different players to go with and help. We need to change Gallagher after five minutes and then in the start of the second 15 minutes, I think Chilwell. The team started to feel that maybe the penalties will be good for us.

"But we cannot blame, we cannot say nothing. I think the effort was massive. I am happy with the effort. It's about to keep believing in that. We didn't get the reward we wanted, but now we keep moving."

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