London (AP) – Despite national player Timo Werner’s first goal in the blues jersey, Chelsea were eliminated in the 16th round of the League Cup.
The team of trainer Frank Lampard lost in the London derby to Tottenham Hotspur 4: 5 (1: 1, 1: 0) on penalties. The decisive fifth penalty for Chelsea was awarded by Mason Mount. Werner (19th) gave the Blues the lead, Erik Lamela (83rd) equalized shortly before the end of regular time. There was no extension.
Chelsea dominated the game in the first half. Werner hit from the edge of the box with a powerful right footed shot. His national teammate Kai Havertz, who had scored three goals in the previous round, was on the bench for the entire game. After half time Tottenham got better and earned the late equalizer. When Lamela hit up close, the Blues’ defense was unsorted.