Christian Pulisic reveals what Chelsea stars told Tammy Abraham after penalty miss

Chelsea new boy Christian Pulisic has revealed what other club’s star told Tammy Abraham, stating that “We said to him ‘It’s penalties, man – somebody has to miss.'”

The 21-year-old marked only his fourth appearance for the Blues in infamous fashion, coming off the bench to miss the deciding spot-kick as the European champions won 5-4 following 120 minutes which ended in a 2-2 draw.

The United States international believes Abraham is strong enough to put his penalty shoot-out heartache behind him after Chelsea lost the Super Cup Final in Istanbul, the Evening Standard report.

Olivier Giroud had earlier opened the scoring with a low 36th-minute drive before an equaliser from Sadio Mane three minutes after the restart took the game into extra-time.

Mane struck again before Abraham returned to the thick of the action, wasting a good chance prior to winning the penalty which Jorginho converted to equalise.

However, Adrian marked his full Liverpool debut by denying Abraham from 12 yards with head coach Frank Lampard and several players left to console the forward as Reds skipper Jordan Henderson lifted the trophy.

“We said to him ‘It’s penalties, man – somebody has to miss’,” Pulisic told Standard Sport. “He’s going to get his head up. Obviously it’s tough but penalties are like that.

“He can deal with it and he’ll be fine. He’ll move on, he’ll score a goal in the next game and everything will be forgotten. We’re there for him.”

Chelsea were the better side for lengthy spells at the Besiktas Stadium but ultimately had nothing to show for it as Liverpool claimed the Super Cup for the fourth time in their history.

Pulisic feels that despite falling short for the second time in four days after losing 4-0 at Manchester United last weekend, Lampard has the team on the right track.

“It was harsh on us,” he said. “A few things just didn’t go our way, a few decisions and in the end, to lose on penalties, that’s just how it goes. But we can be really proud of how we played.

“I don’t feel that we had a fair result at Old Trafford either. We’ve been creating enough chances to win these games and we just have to keep going and keep fighting.

“It’s been great working with him. We’ve learned a lot so far and I think you can see the team forming. We have a lot of great players which makes it easier. We’re on a good path.”

Pulisic made his full debut against Liverpool, impressing in a 74-minute outing in which he set up Giroud’s opening goal and had a brilliant striker of his own ruled out for a tight – but correct – offside call.

And the £58million summer signing from Borussia Dortmund insists he is desperate to contribute now rather than give himself time to adapt to English football.

“I felt great,” he added. “To be out there with these guys… they are easy to play with. I’m happy that I can get some more minutes in and move forward with this team. I’m going to go in and give my best from the start. I want to make an impact and help whatever way I can. However long that takes, it takes but I want to make an immediate impact.”

Jorginho rejects Maurizio Sarri’s tag, says “I arrived here because of my hard work…”

Jorginho is resolute in his attempt to free himself from being branded Maurizio Sarri’s boy, declaring he wants to be known as a Chelsea player, rather than just someone who works with former manager of the club.

The former Napoli star came to Stamford Bridge with his former boss at the Serie A club as the linchpin in Sarri’s formation.

His emergence led to Cesc Fabregas’ exit from Stamford Bridge, with the Spaniard making reference to the close relationship between the two Italians as a reason for his departure from Chelsea.

The Italian midfielder had worked under Sarri for the majority of the past four years before the manger’s exit from Chelsea this summer.

Now playing under Frank Lampard, Jorginho has challenged himself to make sure he proves himself to the Chelsea supporters this season.

In an interview with Esporte Interativo, Jorginho said: ‘I was a little sad seeing people thinking I arrived here only because of [Sarri].

‘I arrived here because of my hard work, my day to day work, my sacrifices.’

Sarri brought Jorginho to Chelsea from Napoli in 2018, and he has so far played 56 games for them. Seen as an integral part of ‘Sarri-ball,’ the midfielder failed to live up to expectation last season.

However, good performances in the Europa League final and the UEFA Super Cup, according to the Daily Mail, have started to turn the heads of Chelsea fans.

He scored the equalising penalty in extra time, and also scored his spot kick in the shootout.

‘It’s a challenge for me to show the fans that thanks to my work it’s why I got here,’ Jorginho continued.

‘I want to take this opportunity to have a good season and also for my name to be recognised by Jorginho who plays for Chelsea, not Jorginho who only works with Sarri.’

He has now proved he can play outside of Sarri’s system and Chelsea fans will be hoping for more good performances this season, especially following their opening 4-0 defeat to Manchester United.

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REVEALED: Why Arsenal made shock last-minute swoop for David Luiz

Fresh reports have emerged as to why Arsenal made a last-minute swoop former Chelsea defender David Luiz.

The Brazilian made a sensational move from West London (home of Chelsea Football Club) to Arsenal on transfer Deadline Day.

The reports claim Gunners boss Unai Emery was linked with Daniele Rugani from Juventus for weeks as he attempted to thrash out a loan deal for the 25-year-old.

According to Tuttosport, Emery was unable to bring Rugani to England because Arsenal were not willing to agree to a clause in the loan arrangement that would almost guarantee they buy him next summer.

And it would have cost them around £28m to take him permanently if a number of conditions were met.

But transfer chief Raul Sanllehi, The Sun claim, was opposed to the idea.

Instead they opted to strike a deal with rivals Chelsea to pay £4m up front for Luiz with a further £4m next summer.

Rugani now looks set to wrap-up a switch to Roma this week.

How Chelsea lost UEFA Super Cup to Liverpool on penalties (Match Report)

Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to win the 2019 UEFA Super Cup after a 2-2 draw at Vodafone Arena, Istanbul, Turkey.

This was an all-English edition of the Super Cup, as Chelsea won the Europa League with Maurizio Sarri, while Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur to the Champions League.

Mohamed Salah tested Kepa Arrizabalaga early on and at the other end Pedro Rodriguez struck the crossbar from close range.

Summer signing Christian Pulisic made an immediate impact, as his divine pass sent Olivier Giroud to turn in at the far post, then he hit the back of the net himself, only for it to be ruled offside.

Liverpool immediately hit back after the restart, with substitute Roberto Firmino finding Sadio Mane to equalise.

The Reds significantly raised their game in the second half and only a sensational double Kepa save from Salah and the Virgil van Dijk follow-up, which he palmed on to the woodwork, managed to deny them the lead.

Jorginho’s through ball had released Mason Mount to fire into the far bottom corner, but it was correctly flagged offside.

It went to extra time and Liverpool came out fighting again, taking the lead for the first time through Mane’s brace. He started the move down the left flank, combined with Firmino and got back on to the pass to fire in off the underside of the bar.

Moments later, Chelsea were awarded a penalty, as Tammy Abraham got to the ball ahead of Adrian and Jorginho coolly converted with his trademark feint. Or Jorghino, which is how the Italo-Brazilian’s name was accidentally written on his jersey this evening. He became the first Italy international to score in a UEFA Super Cup since Pippo Inzaghi for Milan in 2007.

Chelsea had the best chances to win it in extra time, Abraham just wide and a one-handed Adrian save on Mount from Jorginho’s assist, but the trophy was decided on spot-kicks.

Kepa twice got a hand to penalties from Divock Origi and Trent Alexander-Arnold, but couldn’t keep them out of the net. Instead, the only save was the final one from Adrian, sticking out a leg to parry the weak and central Abraham effort.

Penalties: Firmino (L, goal), Jorginho (C, goal), Fabinho (L, goal), Barkley (C, goal), Origi (L, goal), Mount (C, goal), Alexander-Arnold (L, goal), Emerson (C, goal), Salah (L, goal), Abraham (C, saved)

Liverpool: Adrian; Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson (Alexander-Arnold 91); Henderson, Fabinho, Milner (Wijnaldum 64); Mane (Origi 103), Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain (Firmino 46)

Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, A Christensen (Tomori 85), Emerson; Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic; Pulisic (Abraham 74), Giroud (Mount 74), Pedro

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Frank Lampard reveals what he told Tammy Abraham after penalty heartache in Super Cup clash

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has revealed what he told his striker Tammy Abraham after his shootout heartache, stating that he told him not to worry, and that “he will can come back a stronger” player.

Abraham took Chelsea’s fifth penalty – dramatically saved by Adrian – to hand the Super Cup to Liverpool.

The Chelsea chief spoke to his young forward – who earned their penalty in extra-time – on the pitch after Adrian became a Kop hero.

Lamps said: “I told Tammy not to worry. I have missed penalties, he will come back stronger.”

The Chelsea chief was also furious with Uefa after Liverpool were given 48 hours more to prepare for the final.

Jurgen Klopp’s players beat Norwich on Friday night, but Chelsea had to play in Manchester on Sunday, The Sun report.

It gave Lampard little time to prepare his players for a trophy he was desperate to land.

He added: “It is clear to me, but if you are playing as game as important as the Super Cup and for Liverpool to play at home, to have two more days of recovery then course it is an advantage to them going in.

“It is unfortunate there is a clear two day extra time for recovery and preparation.

“It happens a lot. It is a bit frustrating and I don’t want to look like I am moaning.”

Chelsea were much improved following Sunday’s 4-0 tonking at Manchester United.

Lamps, now preparing for Sunday’s clash with Leicester, added: “We have to respect Liverpool, but we were clearly the stronger team.

“We had some bad finishing, we need to be more clinical. My overall feeling is pride, but I am a terrible loser. We will get better.

There were signs against Manchester United, but this was clear.

“It was a good performance, but Liverpool have been building for years.

“I have been here for six weeks, but I saw work ethic and desire. People are obsessed with our young players, but we gave everything.

“To lose the game is disappointing but if Chelsea’s season is based on how we played then we will be ok.”

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Chelsea fans in meltdown as N’Golo Kante nutmegs Liverpool star during Super Cup clash

Chelsea fans were in meltdown after N’Golo Kante nutmegged James Milner in the Super Cup final in Turkey.

The London club went 1-0 up thanks to a goal from Olivier Giroud towards the end of the first half.

Kante was brilliant in the build-up to the goal, ghosting past Liverpool’s midfield to lay the ball onto Christian Pulisic, who threaded through to Giroud.

Kante’s best moment of the half, however, came at the expense of Milner.

The France international picked the ball up out wide before turning into the path of Milner, who could do nothing but watch as Kante popped the ball through his legs.

And Chelsea fans absolutely loved it on Twitter, thr Daily Express reports.

One said: “That Kante’s nutmeg on Milner was cleeeean!!!!!”

Another went with: “Somebody tell N’Golo Kante that Milner has a family. Totally embarrassed him!”

A third wrote: “N’Golo Kante just did Milner dirty. This nutmeg is pure filth. Proper baller.”

Someone else said: “Kante just demolishing Liverpool’s midfield (read: Milner)”

Another joked: “It was at this moment James Milner knew…….Kante retired him #superCup #LIVCHE.”

While one tweeted: “Kante absolutely dismantling that LFC midfield. Milner has been awful. That goal was coming.”

Another wrote: “Kante is by far the best player in the world in his position, what a player… Gives him a helping hand when he’s walking past Milner though.”

This Chelsea fan said: “KANTE!!!…… is teaching the Duo of Milner and Henderson a very bitter lesson in midfield dominance. Dude has covered every blade of grass.”

This supporter wrote: “You lot forgot Kante was a Tiny World Breaker and now look. He’s nutmegging man, beating up James Milner and acting up for attention like a teenage tearaway.”

And finally, another went with: “I thought Milner getting nutmegged by Messi was horrible, that Kante one.”

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