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EPL: Jorginho nets 2 Chelsea penalties after Cesar Azpilicueta intervenes

Chelsea score four past hapless Crystal Palace in home win, Ben Chilwell scores on debut for the Blues in big win; Jorginho penalty sees late drama involving Cesar Azpilicueta and Tammy Abraham.

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London Published on: October 03, 2020 19:47 IST
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Chelsea's Jorginho (left) celebrates with his teammate Timo Werner after he scored his side's fourth goal in London on Saturday.

Jorginho scored two penalties — the second after Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta stopped Tammy Abraham taking it — to complete a 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.

Chelsea's lead was secured by Ben Chilwell scoring on his league debut for Chelsea in the 50th minute and the leftback's cross set up Kurt Zouma for a header in the 66th.

Jorginho added the third from the penalty spot in the 78th after Abraham was tripped by Tyrick Mitchell.

Abraham hoped to get on the scoresheet when Kai Havertz was fouled by Mamadou Sakho. But the striker's bid to take the spot kick was overruled by Azpilicueta intervening to hand the ball to Jorginho, who converted in the 82nd.

“No problems, it's dealt with,” Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said. "I want leaders and I don't mind a bit of conflict. If Tammy wanted to take it because he wanted to goal ... then he can get put in his place a little bit.

“I appreciate his eagerness because his performance deserved a goal but those are the rules. You don't just jump ahead in the (penalty takers') list.”

Chelsea has seven points from four games and Palace is on six.

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