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The Reason Werner Rejected A Penalty Vs Tottenham

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Many wondered why Werner, who scored his first Chelsea goal in the first half, chose not to step up to the mark.

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Chelsea striker Timo Werner did not take a penalty against Tottenham Hotspur because he was suffering from cramp.

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Werner opened the scoring inside the first twenty minutes with a low drive that caught Hugo Lloris out.

Despite having a number of chances, Chelsea failed to increase their lead against a weakened Spurs.

New signing Sergio Reguilon made a mistake in the lead up to the first goal but made up for it with

seven minutes to go.

The Spaniard sent a teasing ball into the box for Erik Lamela to slot home at the back stick and take the game to penalties.

Spurs successfully dispatched all of their penalties while Mount saw his clip the post and go wide to send

Jose Mourinho’s side through.

Dier was handed the Man of the Match award as he inspired his team to victory in the game.

Frank Lampard revealed after the game per TeamTalk

“We spoke to the players,

“You work on penalties and try and have a plan but it’s very difficult to know.

“Timo had some cramp at the end and Timo would have probably taken one so we had to adjust around that.”

 

Mourinho made nine changes from Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Newcastle United due to a congested fixture list.

They welcome Maccabi Haifa in the Europa League on Thursday before traveling to Old Trafford on Sunday to take on Manchester United.

 

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