Cole Palmer: Dele Alli Slams Madueke, Jackson for Fighting With England Star Over Penalty

Cole Palmer: Dele Alli Slams Madueke, Jackson for Fighting With England Star Over Penalty

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
April 16, 2024 at 7:04 AM
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  • Dele Alli has derided Noni Madueke and Nicolas Jackson over their penalty scuffle
  • The former Everton star believes the duo had no moral right to contest Cole Palmer
  • Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has named the club's penalty taker

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Dele Alli has called out Noni Madueke and Nicolas Jackson for clashing with Cole Palmer over a penalty that ensued during Chelsea's thumping win against Everton.

The Blues were 4-0 up at the time when Cole Palmer was brought down in the penalty area at the hour-mark.

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Conor Gallagher tries to calm Nicolas Jackson and Noni Madueke as Cole Palmer prepared to take the penalty. Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media.
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Chelsea stars fight over penalty

Noni Madueke initially took the ball for the penalty kick, but Nicolas Jackson tried to claim it for himself. However, Palmer, Chelsea's designated penalty taker, intervened and took control of the situation.

This led to a heated exchange, with Palmer pushing Jackson away to assert his authority. Captain Conor Gallagher had to step in to prevent further argument.

Despite the disruption, 'Cold Palmer' calmly converted the penalty to become the first player to notch four goals since Frank Lampard in 2010.

Eurosport reports that the Blues ultimately secured a dominant 6-0 victory, with Alfie Gilchrist scoring in injury time to emphasise their statement performance.

Dele Alli slams Chelsea players over penalty incident

During his appearance on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football as a pundit, Dele Alli registered his displeasure with the situation while branding Jackson and Madueke as 'selfish'.

“I think Pochettino will be really disappointed about it,” he said, as quoted by Daily Post.
“The big thing about him is that he cares so much about players as people, and for them [Jackson and Madueke] to do that is kind of selfish.
“They want to get on the scoresheet – it’s good that players want to score – but do it during the game. If you are not the taker, then step away from the ball.”

Alli chided Jackson and Madueke for failing to step up during the last-minute penalty Chelsea received against Manchester United in their last home game.

“I didn’t see them doing it in the last minute against Manchester United when the pressure was on.
“It’s clear that Mauricio isn’t happy about it. They are young players, so they will learn from it.”

Chelsea boss announces Palmer as penalty taker

Following the incident where players appeared to fight for a penalty kick during Chelsea's Premier League clash with Everton, manager Mauricio Pochettino took steps to prevent such occurrences in the future.

Pochettino has announced that Palmer will be the club's designated penalty taker from now on, ensuring clarity and avoiding any confusion in future penalty situations, as reported by Sports Brief.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.