An incident at Stamford Bridge involving a fan confronting Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is being looked into by Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police.
Following Chelsea’s Tuesday equaliser goal, the fan attempted to shove Dubravka onto the field.
Official Jarred Gillett and Chelsea security personnel engaged in discussion before the penalty shootout, and following the incident, stewards escorted the fan out. As yet, no one has been arrested.
With starting goalie Nick Pope out of the picture due to having undergone surgery, Dubravka has started the last five games.
Following a 1-1 draw, Kieran Trippier and Matt Ritchie failed to score for Newcastle, and Chelsea emerged victorious in the quarterfinal match thanks to penalties.
Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino stated following the match: “We have to exercise caution. Such actions and incidents have the potential to endanger the players, so fans need to be careful.”
“I feel let down. I disagree with the kind of incident that occurred at Stamford Bridge and in other stadiums in England and other countries. This kind of thing is dangerous, so it’s always disappointing. Although England international Nick Pope is Newcastle’s first-choice goalkeeper, he is not available due to surgery for a shoulder injury.”