Jorginho Reveals What Tammy Abraham Told Him Before His Penalty Against Brighton

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Chelsea defeated Brighton 2-0 on Saturday last week, with Jorginho opening the scoring from the penalty spot.

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.

Jorginho has revealed that Abraham was also interested in the penalty but didn’t insist on taking it. Jorginho had a short chat with the 21-year-old before he converted a penalty vs Brighton.

Jorginho has now revealed what the chat was about: “He came up and said, ‘You are taking the penalty?’ and I said, ‘yeah’, and so he said ‘OK’.”

The 27-year-old has a nearly excellent penalty conversion rate (12 out of 13) but he isn’t sure if he is the designated penalty taker.

Jorginho was asked by the Telegraph if he’s now a designated spot-kick taker, and he smiled in response and said: “You will have to ask Frank!”

There was a bizarre scene at Stamford Bridge against Valencia in our opening Champions League clash when Ross Barkley stepped up to play a penalty kick ahead of Willian and Jorginho, and Barkley ended up missing the kick, crashing it against the bar, having told Willian and Jorginho to leave him to take the kick.

Lampard seemed to have sorted things out in the dressing room as Jorginho is now back to taking the spot kick.

Lampard tried to play down the incident that happened against Valencia, as he insisted that Barkley was his designated penalty taker.

Lampard told the media: “Ross is the penalty taker. He’s scored a couple in pre-season and he’s been the taker whenever he’s started or come on in games.

“I don’t know what the conversation was but Willian and Jorginho were the penalty takers from the start and Ross was once he came on.”

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