Frank Lampard reveals talks over axing Jorginho as Chelsea penalty kick taker after another miss and Werner’s goal

FRANK LAMPARD will hold a Chelsea summit over spot-kicks with Jorginho and Timo Werner.

Jorginho missed a penalty for the second successive time – having scored his first eight from the spot – in the first half of the 4-0 win at Krasnodar.

Jorginho had a perfect record from the spot before this season

Lampard has led Chelsea to three consecutive clean sheets ahead of the weekend’s trip to Burnley

Werner converted a penalty later in the game for his fourth Chelsea goal.

Lampard said: “I’ve got no problem with either in terms of the penalty taking and not just Timo and Jorginho. We have other possibilities at the club.

“So it will be something I will broach before Burnley because it’s important as we’ve seen with history that we need it to be very clear going into the game who are the designated penalty-takers.

“But I have confidence in both of them. I’ll have a nice little open chat with both of them, and others, if needs be.”

Jorginho missed from the spot against Liverpool last month before striking an effort against the post in Russia.

Lampard said: “With Jorginho, if you’re going to take penalties as regularly as he does – and I did – you’re going to miss some. You might actually miss a couple because of the level of goalkeeper and the pressured situation.

“It was not normal that he had such a great record – it was unique and stood out. I’ve got no worries with his confidence  and he shouldn’t have. I’m not concerned about that at all but I’ll speak to him about it myself.”

The Stamford Bridge boss also believes Premier League clubs made a big mistake by not allowing five substitutes to be used during games this season. 

Lampard, who used his five subs against Krasnodar in the Champions League, said: “The ball was certainly dropped when the Premier League turned away from having five subs. 

“These are unprecedented times in terms of situations for football. It will carry on, it’s not going anywhere in the short term.

“The demands on players are huge for every club. I’m not just talking about my squad, I’m talking about every football player that is being asked to play day after day and the injury risk. It has changed the landscape.”


By: Kiro Evans
Title: Frank Lampard reveals talks over axing Jorginho as Chelsea penalty kick taker after another miss and Werner’s goal
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Published Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 17:06:19 +0000

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