Abraham fumes after being denied chance to take penalty in Chelsea win v Palace


Tammy Abraham reacted with anger after he was denied the chance to take a penalty in Chelsea’s 4-0 thrashing against Crystal Palace.

It was a comfortable afternoon for Frank Lampard’s side, with Ben Chilwell and Kurt Zouma scoring in the second half to put them 2-0 up.

Abraham was then brought down in the box by Tyrick Mitchell, with Jorginho converted the resulting spot-kick, and just minutes later Chelsea won another when Mamadou Sakho tripped Kai Havertz.

Abraham was clearly desperate to take it, and began remonstrating with Jorginho urging him to give him the ball.

But the Italian midfielder was having none of it, and in the end captain Cesar Azpilicueta had to step in to defuse the situation.

Tammy Abraham and Cesar Azpilicueta argued about who would take the penalty

Abraham eventually walked away shaking his head, but he did congratulate Jorginho when the resulting penalty was converted.

Jorginho is the club’s regular penalty taker, but with the game effectively already won Abraham clearly thought he should have been offered the chance to get in on the scoring.

The England forward has one goal to his name so far this season, converting in the 3-3 draw with West Brom, but he was obviously desperate to get on the scoresheet again.

Reacting to the incident after the game, Lampard told BT Sport: “It’s been dealt with on the pitch and in the dressing room. No problems, dealt with.

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I want leaders and I don’t mind a little bit of conflict. He (Abraham) can get put in his place a bit and I appreciate his eagerness to get on the scoresheet but he shouldn’t be jumping ahead on the list and those are the rules.”

The players made up after Jorginho scored his penalty

Chelsea’s win at Stamford Bridge moved them up to fourth in the table temporarily, and helped them get over the disappointment of being knocked out of the Carabao Cup midweek after they were defeated by Tottenham on penalties.

They are next in action after the international break on October 17 when they take on Southampton in the Premier League before they get their Champions League campaign underway with a game against Sevilla.

Before then it remains to be seen if they bring in any more new faces before the transfer window slams shut on Monday.





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