During the Chelsea vs. Arsenal match, Raheem Sterling and Cole Palmer got into a furious argument about penalty duties, which needed the intervention of Enzo Fernandez to resolve. Chelsea was awarded a penalty in the first half when William Saliba was penalized for a handball following Mykhailo Mudryk’s header.
As Sterling quickly claimed the ball, an argument erupted over who would take the crucial penalty. Cole Palmer was later revealed to be Chelsea’s chosen penalty taker for the season, having converted a spot-kick against Burnley before the international break.
Cole Palmer took the ball back from Raheem Sterling before scoring his penalty 👀🍿
Ice in the veins from the English youngster 🥶 pic.twitter.com/OgK7H15Pxs
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) October 21, 2023
Despite Palmer’s attempts to collect the ball from Sterling, the winger was adamant about taking the penalty. The issue had reached a breaking point when Enzo Fernandez calmly intervened, telling Sterling, albeit unwillingly, to transfer the ball to Palmer.
Palmer took care of the penalty and calmly put it into the net, giving Chelsea the lead against Arsenal. In the high-stakes world of pro football, this segment underlined the necessity of designated penalty takers and team relationships. Cole Palmer’s goal was his second for Chelsea following his unexpected transfer from Manchester City, where he was known for his ability from the penalty spot.
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