Premier League Furious Pochettino delivers verdict on Chelsea penalty row vs Everton

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino was left “so upset” after his players argued over penalty-taking duties during the 6-0 win over Everton on Monday night, in scenes he branded “unacceptable”.

Chelsea were four goals up – with Cole Palmer scoring a first-half hat-trick at Stamford Bridge- when Nicolas Jackson and Noni Madueke sparked the unsavoury incidents as they started pushing and shoving over who should take the penalty.

Palmer, the club’s appointed penalty taker, who had scored eight out of eight in the Premier League this season, finally took the ball after captain Conor Gallagher intervened, but Jackson and Madueke were furious.

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“The players and staff now know that Cole Palmer is the penalty taker. I am so, so upset about the situation. Discipline is the most important thing in our team. We all agree they [Jackson and Madueke] were wrong,” said an angry Pochettino.

‪”Next time they’re all out. It’s not a joke.‬ It’s impossible after a performance like this to have this behaviour. We have to learn a lot if we want to be a great team.”

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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