Tottenham Hotspur reached the quarter-finals of the League Cup on Tuesday evening at the expense of Chelsea. In the empty Tottenham Hotspur Stadium it became 1-1, after which the home team took better penalties.
After the first nine penalties were used, former Vitesse player Mason Mount shot on the post on behalf of Chelsea.
Steven Bergwijn was no longer there when the penalties were taken, because he only played the first 75 minutes. Chelsea still have to do without Hakim Ziyech. The playmaker, who came over from Ajax, is now training individually after a knee injury.
After three defeats, it is the first time that manager José Mourinho turns a mutual duel with Frank Lampard into profit. Both trainers made a player debut on Tuesday evening.
At the ‘Spurs’ left back Sergio Reguilón, who came from Real Madrid, started in the base. Édouard Mendy was under the bar at Chelsea. The Senegalese was taken over from Rennes last week after a series of mistakes by goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Édouard Mendy was passed over late on his debut for Chelsea. (Photo: Pro Shots)
First goal of summer acquisition Werner
Another summer addition opened the score after nineteen minutes. Timo Werner shot hard and low from 16 meters. The striker who was taken over from RB Leipzig for 53 million euros made his first goal after three league matches without goals.
After that, Mendy kept Chelsea going with great saves after the deployment of Erik Lamela and Reguilón. Shortly before the end, Lamela did score, when he tipped in a cross from Reguilón from close range.
After regular time, no extra time was played, but penalties were taken immediately. Mendy failed to claim a hero role and was passed from the spot five times before Mount missed.
For Tottenham it was the second game in a series of three matches in five days. On Sunday, the Premier League drew 1-1 against Newcastle United and on Thursday another home game is scheduled. Then the team will play against Maccabi Haifa in the play-offs of the Europa League.