Jose Mourinho (Getty Pictures)
Mason Mount missed the final effect of dwelling-kick as Tottenham beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties to growth to the quarter-finals of the League Cup after a 1-1 design.
Timo Werner’s first goal for Chelsea set apart Frank Lampard’s men in show against a mighty-modified Tottenham crew taking part within the 2d of four video games in eight days.
But Erik Lamela deservedly levelled for Spurs seven minutes from time and original Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy became unable to cease Eric Dier, Lamela, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane scoring from the effect of dwelling.
Tammy Abraham, Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho and Emerson also converted their penalties as the first nine of the shootout had been a hit.
But Mount’s effort clipped the post to the satisfaction of the watching Gareth Bale, who would be match to feature within the final eight with the quarter-finals not unless late December.
Mourinho claimed the fixture pile up gave him no resolution but to prioritise Thursday’s Europa League tie against Maccabi Haifa given the monetary incentive on supply for the membership.
But no matter making nine changes, he named a solid facet, including captain Hugo Lloris, membership myth signing Tanguy Ndombele and original signing Sergio Reguilon on his debut.
Chelsea also handed a debut to Mendy and the early signs from the Frenchman had been encouraging that he can resolve the Blues’ disaster plight.
Lampard made eight changes, but Werner became a model of retained from the three-3 design at West Brom on Saturday and he took the chance to get his first goal for the membership after a colossal cash glide from RB Leipzig.
Reguilon became twice at fault within the originate up as he proficient possession to Azpilicueta after which dived in trying to dam the Spaniard’s injurious, which allowed the Chelsea captain to preserve Werner on the fringe of the field to arrow a shot into the bottom nook.
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Tottenham spoke back properly to going leisurely as simplest a final-ditch intervention from Kurt Zouma denied Gedson Fernandes an equaliser.
Lampard had won his old three meetings against his frail supervisor Mourinho and the tensions between the two flared sooner or later of the first-half of as they exchanged offended words on the touchline.
On the field, Spurs had been the greater facet as Mendy made indispensable saves from Lamela and Reguilon both facet of half of-time.
Mourinho confirmed his intent by introducing Harry Kane from the bench with 20 minutes to glide.
Moments later the Portuguese became marching down the tunnel after Dier as the defender made a speed to the dressing room earlier than swiftly returning.
Chelsea didn’t get essentially the most of a fast duration with an additional man as Callum Hudson-Odoi fired over and Werner’s fierce effort became saved by Lloris.
And the net site visitors had been punished seven minutes from time when Lamela slotted home on the some distance post from Reguilon’s injurious to ship the recreation to a shootout and finally Spurs into the final eight.
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