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


Frank Lampard will speak with his Chelsea side before deciding whether Jorginho remains the club’s penalty taker.

Jorginho, whose mark missed the penalty spot proved largely effective, missed his second 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, after replacing Italian midfielder Jorginho, which raised the question of who will be preferred in the future.

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

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

“My feeling is that when you take as many penalties as he does, there can be times when you miss one, and sometimes there can be times where you miss a couple of.

“I have no problem with his style of taking them, because of the success he’s had, and Timo Werner, I know he’s very capable of taking penalties as we’ve seen.

“We have other players who can too, so I will speak with the players afterwards to see how we go forward. But we have good penalty shooters 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 ahead of owner Roman Abramovich.


Frank Lampard praised the professionalism of Antonio Rudiger, who made his first start to the season for Chelsea in the Champions League win over Krasnodar

Hudson-Odoi was seen icing his left thigh after being substituted after 70 minutes, but Lampard is hopeful the 19-year-old England international has avoided any serious injury.

“I think the goal will be clearly good for his confidence,” Lampard said. “There were things I liked about his game today, his desire to run behind defense.

“Sometimes it didn’t quite go one-on-one, but I’m very happy when you play in the Champions League and reach your goal, I know the feeling of confidence that can give him .

Callum Hudson-Odoi celebrates Chelsea opener
Callum Hudson-Odoi celebrates Chelsea opener in Russia

“Regarding his injury, it was not brought to my attention after the game that there was a problem, so I guess and hope there is nothing wrong. ”

Chelsea boss Lampard admitted it was a boost for coaches and players that longtime owner Abramovich was able to watch the Blues firsthand as he couldn’t attend matches at Stamford Bridge due to UK visa issues.

“I knew he was at the game obviously which always makes us happy,” Lampard said. “I always feel the support of the owner of the club, whether he is present or not.

“But having him here is a nice bonus for me and for the team, and we are very respectful of him of course. I didn’t manage to see it, because before the game I was in the locker room.

“A few of my team spoke to him, but by the time I came out of the warm-up he was gone.

“I’m very happy that we achieved what I thought was a good performance with four goals and a clean sheet in his home country, and I hope that made him happy. “


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