Chelsea were close to sealing a 1-0 victory over Arsenal at the Aviva Stadium until substitute Alexandre Lacazette struck with the last kick of the game to send the match into penalties.
With the Blues leading 1-0 through a fifth minute Antonio Rudiger goal, Chelsea could have doubled their lead when they were awarded a penalty after the exciting Callum Hudson-Odoi was tripped by Hector Bellerin.
Alvaro Morata was handed the responsibility from the spot, but his poor penalty couldn’t go past Petr Cech who got down to keep it out.
Morata had quite another disappointing game, but Maurizio Sarri has defended the Spaniard, claiming that fatigue resulting from the birth of his child was the cause of his bad game.
Sarri said: “I don’t know if he is not confident. Maybe he was tired. The last three days for him were very intense, so maybe this match he was a bit tired. I am not worried about Morata.”