Chelsea Legend Claims Jorginho Plays Better Penalty Than Hazard. Do You Agree?

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Jorginho stepped up to confidently dispatch a penalty kick in the 50th minute of our 2-0 victory over Brighton on Saturday.

Mason Mount was fouled in the penalty box shortly after the break, and Jorginho duly converted it to give Chelsea the lead before Willian scored the second.

The 27-year-old has a nearly excellent penalty conversion rate (12 out of 13), and Blues legend Pat Nevin believes Jorginho takes even better penalties than former Chelsea star Eden Hazard, who was Chelsea’s designated penalty taker before moving to Real Madrid.

Nevin wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “I had looked at the penalties taken so far in the Premier League this season for another BBC analysis piece the day before. At the end of my little piece I waxed lyrical about just how good Jorginho’s penalties are, by far my favourite anywhere in the world at the moment.

“I know we all loved Eden Hazard’s stunningly stylish penalties over the past few seasons, but honestly I think Jorginho’s method is even better than his.

“Chelsea fans still have our number five’s missed penalty against Man City in the Carabao Cup shoot-out at Wembley in mind. In open play he has only ever missed one penalty, and he scored on the rebound with that one.

“His numbers are great, but it is the way that he does that little hop, sends the keeper one way and then calmly rolls it the other way that impresses me. It impresses me almost as much as the fact that he doesn’t look at the ball when he kicks it.”

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