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Chelsea smiles are back as Maurizio Sarri's men prepare for local derby with Fulham as Kepa Arrizabalaga puts in the work to earn his spot back Chelsea are preparing to face rivals Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday  The Blues looked in fine spirits following their midweek win over Tottenham Kepa Arrizabalaga took part as he seeks to regain his place in the first team  Maurizio Sarri dropped the goalkeeper to 'send a message' to his team-mates 

By Peter Rutzler For Mailonline

Published: 19:01 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 19:21 GMT, 1 March 2019

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Chelsea's troubles appeared to be nothing but water off a duck's back on Friday as the Blues trained ahead of their west London derby clash with Fulham.

Maurizio Sarri's side recorded a much-needed, confidence-boosting victory over fierce rivals Tottenham on Wednesday, which went some way to help clearing the air following the fallout from the Carabao Cup final last weekend.

Kepa Arrizabalaga caused outrage among fans and pundits alike when he refused to be substituted by coach Sarri, but on Friday he and the Chelsea squad were pictured in good spirits as they prepare for Sunday's Premier League showdown.

Chelsea appeared to be in fine spirits as they prepared to take on Fulham on Sunday

Chelsea appeared to be in fine spirits as they prepared to take on Fulham on Sunday

The Blues lifted the gloom with a 2-0 win over Tottenham midweek after a difficult week

The Blues lifted the gloom with a 2-0 win over Tottenham midweek after a difficult week

Kepa Arrizabalaga was dropped for the match against Spurs after his behaviour last Sunday

Kepa Arrizabalaga was dropped for the match against Spurs after his behaviour last Sunday

The Spanish goalkeeper, who was signed for £72million from Athletic Bilbao last summer, was dropped by

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