Chelsea v Arsenal highlights, reaction: Courtois, Morata penalty misses in Community Shield

GOALKEEPER Thibaut Courtois took a spot kick in Chelsea’s Community Shield shoot-out defeat to Arsenal because he is one of the club’s “best players to take a penalty,” according to boss Antonio Conte.

The Premier League champions lost the season curtain raiser 4-1 on penalties after the game had ended 1-1 in 90 minutes.

Trailing 2-1 in the shootout, Courtois took the Blues’ second kick, only for the Belgian ‘keeper to blaze over the bar, before club-record signing Alvaro Morata also fired wide.

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