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Cole Palmer scored an audacious penalty chip versus Burnley; Kompany sees red for protesting penalty decision

Cole Palmer scored an audacious penalty chip versus Burnley; Kompany sees red for protesting penalty decision

Cole Palmer scored an audacious penalty chip to put Chelsea ahead in the game versus Burnley. The forward held his nerve to slot home from the spot after being made to wait for VAR to confirm the decision.

Cole Palmer scored an audacious penalty chip

The penalty decision itself would be a topic of discussion at the end of the game after Mudryk was fouled in the box. Those in the stadium refused to accept that it was a foul, let alone a penalty call in Chelsea’s favor.

What happened

Mudryk drove to the by-line and chopped inside, he made a run for the straying but had his run checked by Assignon. Assignon will claim he had every right to contest for the ball but the referee insisted his flailing arm caught Mudryk.

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The subject of will be whether there was enough force in the challenge to cause Mudryk to go to ground. As will the decision to send Assignon off for a second bookable offense for such a small challenge.

Vincent Kompany tried to protest the decision to award a “soft penalty” but received his marching orders. He continued to protest before following his defender down the tunnel.

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Huge ramifications

The controversial decision from the referee will have big ramifications on the league table. Burnley move one step closer to relegation as it stands while Chelsea can finally get out of 11th.

Cole Palmer scored an audacious penalty chip to put Chelsea ahead in the game, his seventh this season.

He now has 17 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, proving to be a key player despite early criticisms. The signing of the England international was met with derision when he moved from City.

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