Cole Palmer Is Chelsea’s Penalty Taker, Reminds Blues Spot Kicks Are His After Everton Controversy

Cole Palmer Is Chelsea’s Penalty Taker, Reminds Blues Spot Kicks Are His After Everton Controversy

Joel Reyes
April 16, 2024 at 2:30 AM
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  • Cole Palmer led Chelsea to a 6-0 victory over Everton in their Premier League clash on Monday
  • The Englishman scored four goals in the rout, one of which came via a penalty in the second half
  • Palmer made it clear to his Blues teammates that the club's penalty kicks are his responsibility

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What Cole Palmer wants, Cole Palmer gets.

The Blues star reminded his teammates who the club's penalty taker is after questions were raised as to who should take the spot kick in the second half of their 6-0 win over Everton.

The incident took place just after the hour mark when Chelsea were awarded a penalty following a foul by James Tarkowski on Noni Madueke inside the box.

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Noni Madueke and Nicolas Jackson argue with Cole Palmer on who should be Chelsea's penalty taker against Everton. Image: Catherine Ivill.
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Penalty controversy for Chelsea as teammates fight

Controversy erupted, however, after the spot kick was given, as Madueke and Nicolas Jackson argued about who should be the penalty taker.

Palmer joined the fray as tempers flared, taking the ball and asserting himself as the club's penalty taker.

He talked about the incident in detail in an interview with Sky after the match, saying, 'Other players wanted to take it. The game was 4-0, but I am the penalty taker, and I wanted to take it'.

That decision didn't sit well with Jackson, who was furious and refused to celebrate when Palmer scored the penalty, per The Mirror.

What made the incident so bizarre was that it happened with the Blues totally in control of the match. They raced to a 3-0 lead inside 29 minutes, with Palmer scoring all of those goals for the quickest hat-trick in Premier League history for Chelsea.

Palmer taking the penalty was also a no-brainer, given his excellent record with spot kicks this season. He has made all nine of his penalties this campaign, including the spot kick he scored against Everton.

Fans pay tribute to Palmer

Sports Brief recently reported on Palmer receiving tributes following his Everton explosion.

Fans took to social media to praise the 21-year-old, who has scored back-to-back hat-tricks.

Against the Toffees, Palmer netted in the 13th, 18th, 29th, and 64th minutes of their match.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.