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    Chelsea Fc Monday Night Penalty Drama Against Everton

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    Chelsea Fc Monday Night Penalty Drama Against Everton
    • April 16, 2024 • 1 month ago
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    Chelsea destroyed Everton 6-0 but a fight among teammates over a penalty took the shine off the win. Manager Pochettino slammed the players and warned such behavior won't be tolerated.

    Chelsea secured a resounding 6-0 victory against Everton on Monday night, with young prodigy Cole Palmer stealing the show with a remarkable four-goal performance. However, the emphatic win was tarnished by a rather unsavory incident involving the Blues' own players.

    The drama unfolded in the second half when Chelsea, already comfortably ahead at 4-0, were awarded a penalty after Palmer was brought down inside the box. As Palmer lay on the turf, a surprising turn of events took place. Noni Madueke and Nicolas Jackson, both Chelsea attackers, became embroiled in a heated argument – over who would take the penalty!

    The designated penalty taker for Chelsea is Palmer, but both Madueke and Jackson seemed determined to claim the chance for themselves. The situation escalated, forcing captain Conor Gallagher and Malo Gusto to intervene and separate the two fuming teammates.

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    Speaking after the match, a jubilant Palmer, still basking in the glory of his four-goal haul, offered a lighthearted perspective on the penalty incident.

    "There were a couple of other lads who fancied taking it,"

    he admitted to Sky Sports.

    "But you know, I'm the penalty taker, and I wanted the ball at the end of the day. Look, it just shows everyone's hungry, everyone wants to contribute and take responsibility. It might have gotten a little heated there, but hey, we're all laughing and joking about it now."

    Palmer's jovial take on the situation contrasted sharply with the stern reaction from manager Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine boss was far from amused by the on-field spat and wasted no time in addressing the issue. He called a team meeting with all the staff present, where he firmly conveyed his disapproval of the players' behavior.

    "It's a real shame,"

    Pochettino stated.

    "I spoke to the players as soon as we came off the pitch. We had a meeting with all the staff as well, where we had a frank discussion about what happened. For me, it's unacceptable. We cannot behave in this way on the pitch, and I can only offer my apologies to the fans."

    Pochettino went on to emphasize the seriousness of the matter.

    "I made it very clear to them that this is the last time I will accept this type of behavior. Next time something like this happens, whoever's involved will be sitting out the next game. This isn't a joke."

    The penalty incident undoubtedly cast a shadow over what should have been a night of pure celebration for Chelsea. The emphatic victory, their biggest of the season so far, was overshadowed by the lack of discipline and composure displayed by some players.

    While Palmer's four goals provided a significant talking point, Pochettino's strong reaction serves as a stark reminder of the importance of team unity and respect for established roles within the squad. The coming days will be interesting to see how the manager handles the situation and whether any disciplinary action is taken.

    chelsea penalty drama

    One thing is certain: the incident has ignited a conversation about the hunger, competitiveness, and perhaps even a hint of disharmony within the Chelsea dressing room. Manager Pochettino will have his work cut out for him in ensuring this kind of public display of dissent doesn't happen again, especially if Chelsea wants to maintain their momentum and challenge for silverware this season.

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