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Chelsea captain Azpilicueta pulled rank on Abraham over Jorginho pen row

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta pulled rank of Tammy Abraham during victory over Crystal Palace yesterday.

The Daily Express reports Abraham was not happy when Cesar Azpilicueta told him to leave Jorginho to his penalty duties in a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace. The Italy international had already netted from the spot when he and the English striker had an awkward on-pitch encounter when Mamadou Sakho fouled Kai Havertz in the box.

Azpilicueta had to pull Abraham away from Jorginho after the midfielder took the ball from him to take a penalty.

Chelsea were 3-0 up at the time with just minutes to go when Havertz was taken down in the box by Sakho to give the Blues their second penalty of the afternoon.

With Abraham desperate to add to his goal tally, he was keen on taking the spot-kick.

But Jorginho is Chelsea's designated penalty taker and the two became embroiled in a difficult moment with some words thrown between the two.

And club captain Azpilicueta was straight into the thick of the matter, pulling Abraham away as the England international moaned and sulked.

It did not seem to trouble Jorginho, who scored in the exact same place he put the first after his trademark hop and skip routine.

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