• Chelsea lost to Spurs on penalties in the League Cup on Tuesday
  • With the win over Chelsea, Spurs have reached the quarters
  • Mason Mount was the only player to miss the spot-kick

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur reached the League Cup quarter-finals after Chelsea striker Mason Mount missed the crucial penalty Tuesday.

Chelsea dominated the initial part of the game after Timo Werner’s goal put The Blues 1-0 up. In the second half, Argentina’s midfielder Erik Lamela put across from debutant Sergio Reguilon at the back of the net from six yards away to make it 1-1 before just the final whistle.

With no extra time player, the match went straight into the penalties, where the 21-year-old Mount was the only player to miss the spot-kick. Prior to this game, Mount had converted nine penalties, while it was also Chelsea’s sixth loss in eight League Cup penalty shootouts.

All the Spurs players - Dier, Lamela, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane – converted their penalty kick to help Tottenham through to the next round, which is scheduled to take place in December.

Speaking to BBC Sport in a post-match interview, Mourinho heaped praise on his players, even the ones who did not play. "I am very proud of the players, even the ones not on the pitch. This is a unique situation that we go through and we still go through. Everything was about the spirit of my players. I don't want to believe that we have another week like this one, but now this competition is in the pocket until December."

"Mentally this win gives us a lift. The feeling is good, on Thursday we have fresh players and I hope they can give us what these boys gave us tonight,” added Mourinho in the same interview.

Spurs sacked Mauricio Pochettino in the middle of last season and the North London club appointed Mourinho with an aim of winning a trophy. Spurs’ last trophy was the League Cup, which they won in 2008.

To the rescue: Mason Mount (left) and Tammy Abraham (right) scored as Chelsea came from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 at West Brom
To the rescue: Mason Mount (left) and Tammy Abraham (right) scored as Chelsea came from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 at West Brom POOL / Laurence Griffiths

Werner took 11 shots, across three games, before he finally scored his maiden goal for Chelsea. Only Robert Lewandowski (56), Ciro Immobile (40) and Cristiano Ronaldo (40) have more goals than Werner (35) since August 2019 among players in Europe’s top five leagues.