Mason Mount missed his spot kick as Chelsea were bundled out of the Carabao Cup by Tottenham in a London derby.
Erik Lamela scored a late equalizer to spare Jose Mourinho a loss against his apprentice, Frank Lampard and force Chelsea to the lottery of penalties which they won 5 – 4.
In a drab encounter with little goal mouth action, it was Chelsea who took the lead through new signing Timo Werner and, looked destined to progress to the last 8 until the late leveler.
The German, who broke his duck, will feel at fault; since he squandered gilt edged chances that would have put the tie past Spurs. It seems like a tough learning curve for the prolific forward who used to score for fun in the Bundesliga.
Tottenham looked disjointed and timid in the first half as they could only muster two shots on target. Further evidencing their over reliance on talismanic hitman Harry Kane.
The “special” one had tetchy moments at the technical bench as he squared up to his counterpart and the fourth official. At some point he had to follow Eric Dier midway through the game, after he dashed off the pitch to use the washing room.
Luckily for Tottenham and Mourinho they had the last laugh at the final whistle, as they wait for the draw to the quarter finals to be played in December 21, 2020.