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Penalty Fiasco: New footage emerges from Chelsea game



Penalty Fiasco: New footage emerges from Chelsea game

Newly surfaced footage has unveiled the heated altercation among Chelsea players over a penalty kick during their commanding 6-0 victory against Everton.

The incident, which occurred while Chelsea was already 4-0 ahead, sheds light on the internal strife that transpired despite their dominant performance.

The drama unfolded when Chelsea was awarded a penalty after Cole Palmer was fouled by Abdoulaye Doucoure inside the Everton penalty area. Palmer, who had already secured a first-half hat-trick, was expected to take the spot-kick as the team’s regular penalty taker.

However, the unseen footage reveals winger Noni Madueke snatching the ball from Malo Gusto’s hand, outraging striker Nicolas Jackson, who also vied for the opportunity to take the penalty. The argument between Madueke and Jackson intensified, prompting experienced defender Thiago Silva to intervene and attempt to defuse the situation.

Despite Jackson’s retreat, Madueke appeared poised to take the penalty until Palmer, with an impeccable record of eight out of eight penalties that season, intervened and reclaimed the ball.

The dispute escalated further, with pushing and shoving between Madueke, Jackson, and Chelsea captain Conor Gallagher, before Palmer eventually took and converted the spot-kick.

In the aftermath, Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino issued an apology to fans for the players’ behavior, emphasizing the need for a collective team ethos. Pochettino expressed disappointment, stating, “It is a shame. We cannot behave in this way.”