Frank Lampard delays broaching penalties dilemma with players due to lack of sleep

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has delayed talking to his squad about penalties as the Blues return from Russia.

Chelsea beat Krasnodar 4-0 in the Champions League though Jorginho missed a first half penalty for the visitors, striking the post from the spot.

It was the midfielder’s second miss in his last four attempts having also failed to convert against Liverpool.

Chelsea were awarded a second penalty against Krasnodar with Timo Werner converting once Jorginho had been substituted.

And Lampard wants to talk to his team about penalties, though has delayed any communication following a long flight home.

Lampard said: “Jorginho has had an incredibly successful rate of scoring penalties in his career, particularly at Chelsea.

Frank Lampard wants to talk to his Chelsea players about penalties before their clash with Burnley
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“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.

Jorginho missed his second penalty from his last four attempts

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“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.”

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was in the stands in Russia having been unable to attend matches at Stamford Bridge due to UK visa issues.

“I was aware that he was at the game obviously, which always makes us happy,” Lampard added. “I always feel the support of the owner of the club, whether he’s here at games or not.

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