Wednesday, 24 July 2024 - 23:15
Search
Close this search box.

|

How childish Chelsea penalty argument started

How childish Chelsea penalty argument started
  • Blues awarded spot-kick against Everton
  • Players fought among themselves
  • Responsibility eventually handed to Palmer

WHAT HAPPENED?

The Blues were awarded a spot-kick just past the hour mark in a Premier League home date with the Toffees. Golden Boot hopeful Cole Palmer had already registered a hat-trick by that stage, leading Stamford Bridge colleagues to believe that they would be allowed to step up from 12 yards.

WATCH THE CLIP

 

 

THE BIGGER PICTURE

Madueke and Jackson initially led the race to inherit penalty-taking duties, with the pair racing to wrestle the match ball away from colleague Malo Gusto. A heated exchange then broke out, doing little to quieten the accusations of Chelsea having assembled an expensive group of individuals – rather than a united team.

DID YOU KNOW?

Madueke thought that he had won the argument, only to then see captain Conor Gallagher step in. He made it clear that England international Palmer is the Blues’ designated penalty-taker – with that news not going down well with a 22-year-winger that has only three Premier League goals to his name this season.

READ MORE  Why Chelsea want to sign £50m-wonderkid 'Messinho'

WHAT NEXT?

Palmer, as expected, held his nerve to convert from the spot and complete a four-goal haul in a resounding 6-0 win. He is now up to 20 top-flight efforts for the season, leaving him level with Manchester City superstar Erling Haaland in the battle for Golden Boot honours.

If you want to share and earn points pleaseloginfirst
Related Articles

Explained: Why Pochettino didn’t join Chelsea lap of honour

|

May 22, 2024

Next Chelsea boss: Who will replace Pochettino?

|

May 22, 2024

Chelsea owners accused of ‘destroying’ club after Pochettino exit

|

May 22, 2024

‘I was criticised for dressing too sexy’ – Tiwa Savage

|

May 22, 2024

‘Peter Obi will not smell presidency in 2027’ – VeryDarkMan

|

May 22, 2024

‘Igbo ladies not great for marriage’ – Speed Darlington [VIDEO]

|

May 22, 2024

Follow & Earn

If you want to share and earn points pleaseloginfirst