May 11, 2021

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Tammy Abraham left frustrated after being stopped from taking a penalty

Abraham stopped from taking penalty by Chelsea captain Azpilicueta

Tammy Abraham left frustrated after being stopped from taking a penalty

Frustrated Abraham stopped from taking penalty by Chelsea captain Azpilicueta as Jorginho scores his second

Jorghinho scores his second as Tammy Abraham left frustrated after being stopped from taking a penalty. The striker was stopped by Cesar Azpilicueta from taking a penalty in¬†Chelsea‘s Premier League thrashing of Crystal Palace.

The 23-year-old was adamant he should take his side’s second spot-kick of the game against Crystal Palace but was ultimately prevented by the skipper Azpilicueta which left him frustrated. He was denied the chance to get on the score sheet.

Abraham, who has netted two goals this season, was caught on camera pleading to be given shooting duties – but captain Azpilicueta took charge and handed the ball to Jorginho once again.

With Chelsea already cruising in the match, leading 3 Р0 after goals from summer signing Ben Chilwell scoring on his Premier League debut for Chelsea, Kurt Zouma and a spot kick from Jorginho when Abraham was fouled by Tyrick Mitchell, Chelsea were handed a golden opportunity to pile on the misery from 12 yards again in the second half. 

Tammy grabbed the ball expecting to be allowed the chance to get on the score sheet and also add to his tally in the league for the 2020-21 campaign, making his third goal of the season in all competition after Kai Havertz was brought down by Mamadou Sakho in the box.

Chelsea star Tammy Abraham was left furious after being denied the chance to take a penalty
The striker (left) was dragged away by Cesar Azpilicueta before Jorginho netted from the spot

Owning to the fact that Jorginho is the Blues’ designated penalty taker and with the former¬†Napoli¬†star having already scored a penalty in the 3-1 win over¬†Brighton, shoot-out defeat to Tottenham¬†in the¬†Carabao Cup¬†fourth round, ¬†Jorginho naturally expected to have the chance to double his tally in the match and put the Blues into a commanding 4-0 lead.

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Though Frank Lampard handed a start to the 23-year-old for the fixture against Roy Hodgson’s side at Stamford Bridge as Abraham was picked to lead the line following his goal in the 3-3 draw with¬†West Brom, Chelsea’s captain Azpilicueta ¬†ensured the ball was handed to¬†Italy¬†international Jorginho, who duly stepped up to slot home again.

Tammy was clearly annoyed at the incident, uttering words of frustration to himself as he moved away from the penalty spot and gesturing towards Azpilicueta as he felt he should’ve been allowed the chance to score.

There didn’t appear to be any lasting issue thereafter though Tammy Abraham left frustrated after being stopped from taking a penalty, Lampard admitted after the game that it’s been “dealt with”.

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