Frank Lampard: Chelsea manager to discuss penalty-taker options after Jorginho miss | Football News

Frank Lampard will speak with his Chelsea squad before deciding whether or not Jorginho remains the club’s penalty taker.

Jorginho, whose trademark skipped penalty run-up has largely proved effective, missed his second spot-kick of the season as the Blues beat Russian club Krasnodar 4-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Timo Werner scored a late penalty of his own, after Italy midfielder Jorginho had been substituted, which has raised the question of who will be preferred going forward.

Jorginho missed his second spot-kick of the season as the Blues thumped Krasnodar 4-0

“Jorginho has had an incredibly successful rate of scoring penalties in his career, particularly at Chelsea,” said Lampard, with Jorginho now having missed twice and scored three times from the spot this season.

“My feeling is when you take as many penalties as he does, there can be periods when you miss one, and sometimes there can be periods where you miss one or two. I experienced that as a player.

“I’ve got no problem at all with his style of taking them, because of the success he’s had, and Timo Werner, I know he’s very capable to take penalties as we saw.

“We have other players that can as well, so I’ll talk with the players afterwards to see how we move forward. But we have good penalty takers at the club.”

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic all scored as Chelsea sealed an emphatic victory and their third straight clean sheet in front of owner Roman Abramovich.



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