Chelsea hero Noni Madueke reveals what he said to Conor Gallagher before taking crucial penalty against Crystal Palace as Blues winger opens up on ‘difficult’ period

The Blues initially took the lead with Mykhailo Mudryk's early goal but went into halftime level after Michael Olise's equaliser in first-half stoppage time. However, Chelsea's persistence in the second period paid off, with Madueke winning the decisive penalty in the last minute after drawing a foul from Olise following a corner. After VAR confirmed that it was indeed an infringement inside the box, the winger took hold of the ball and assured Gallagher that he would score from 12 yards in what was the decisive blow to Palace.

Speaking to Chelsea's official channels after the match, Madueke said: "It was always gonna be mine, I’m confident, confident from the spot so yeah. I just told him [Gallagher] don’t worry I’ll score. I scored one earlier this season [against AFC Wimbledon]. So when I saw the VAR give the penalty, there was no doubt in my mind that I would take it."


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