A fully satisfied Mason Mount sends Chelsea home after shooting to miss during a very fiercely contested penalty shoot-out against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur.
New Blues marksman and German prodigy, Timo Werner, hit the back of the twine in just 19 minutes of the first half during their EFL Cup (Carabao) on Tuesday night against Tottenham Hotspurs managed by Frank James Lampard’s “daddy”, Jose Mourinho.
In what most football pundits would describe as a pulsating draw in 90 minutes, kind courtesy an 83rd minute left flicker from a loose cross from Reguilon that eluded all the Chelsea players, only to sit comfortably in front of Erik Lamela, who was by far the most vibrant man in all the attacks of Mourinho’s set up, set the tone for a penalty shoot-out after 90 minutes.
The match played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium seemed to be an act of revenge as last year, Chelsea pipped Tottenham in all their league encounters.
The first nine penalties of the ensuing shoot-out were converted before Mason Mount shot to miss a rather calm penalty moment.
Chelsea made eight changes from their Premier League draw with West Brom on Saturday, handing full debuts to Ben Chilwell and new goalkeeper Mendy, while Harry Kane dropping to the bench was one of nine alterations for Spurs from their draw with Newcastle United.
Sergio Reguilon’s debut did not start according to plan, as the Tottenham left-back lost possession and was easily beaten by Cesar Azpilicueta, whose deflected low cross allowed Werner to fire low past Hugo Lloris.
From the perspective of Chelsea fans, this seemed a very good chance to make it to the quarter-finals for the 14th time, but a poorly defended Chelsea backline ended that dream in the 83rd as Lamela punished debutant keeper, Edouard Mendy with a low shot.
SOURCE: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI