Lampard reveals why he didn’t let Werner take a penalty

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Chelsea were beaten by Tottenham in the Carabao Cup fourth round tie, as Spurs won the game 5-4 on penalties, after a 1-1 draw.

Chelsea’s penalties were converted by Tammy Abraham, Cesar Azpilicueta, Emerson and Jorginho, while Mason Mount missed the fifth kick, with Spurs scoring all of theirs.

It was a surprise to see that Timo Werner didn’t take any of the kick, and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard explained after the game, that the new signing opted not to take because of a cramp he suffered.

“We spoke to the players,” said Lampard after the game.

“You work on penalties and try and have a plan but it’s very difficult to know.

“Timo had some cramp at the end and Timo would have probably taken one so we had to adjust around that.”

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1 Comment on "Lampard reveals why he didn’t let Werner take a penalty"

  1. Kehinde Okunnu | September 30, 2020 at 6:54 am |

    I think the players need to be told that Chelsea Club wasn’t a place for relaxation.

    The better they get this fact into their heads and be professional from the start of any game to the end.

    It is painful when players like Chelsea has no team spirit, absent of qualities and constantly display of timidity after scoring one goal instead of keep fighting till the end.

    They should understand why everyone must not be a scorer at any game because every players has the ability to score a goal at any given time and as such, the players must know that selfishness has no room in team work and so, if a defender is at the right position, pass the ball to him to finish up than want to be the hero of the day.

    The midfielders and the defenders are still absent since the beginning of this season, i don’t know what is really the problems but generally, I think the manager need to impress on the players why Chelsea should not be a laughing club. The midfielders amd defenders should not give us big numbers of fouls but protection at the midfield and defence and be a backup to the strikers to give us a big number of goals.

    It is pathetic and waste of energy that I have to be with 1.5ml of bottle of water by my side anytime my team is playing because of the unnecessary pressures.

    The captain should not just see himself as a mere players but as a supervisor to the players and bigger stakeholders at any games, as such, he should be able to talk to his team mates, do more talk and advise the manager of his observations on any players without biase, the captain should be more serious for God sake and think outside the box.

    More so, the manager should please lived up to his department by given a professional torch into all games, he shoukd learn from the young Arteta of Arsenal, i am tired of excuses or, he may kindly recuise himself and allows a serious manager with managerial skills to come onboard.

    Chelsea as a strong club requires a strong willed manager, Coach Lampard is good but too soft to manage Chelsea, he has seen it all under many managers while playing for Chelsea and same expertise is needed as a manager and not the soft part and he should possess the navigational skills to understand where the wind blow, the interest of the players before every game, not just to pick any players for a game because he manage to show off during training and make changes at a reasonable moment and not just dying minutes that will not produced any impact. Lampard shoukd please return Victor Moses since he has aloowed the duo of Williams and the young Tariq Lamptey to leave the club as this are the electrifying lads that shoukd have be allowed to remain in the club when the world relying on experience as we have 36yrs Thiago now.

    General Appraisals:The entire team performance from the manager, the sub-coaches and the players is 4/10.

    Management:The club management should also allowed age to make an impact, experience and important players that can bring leadership and can change games where the ships are down should be allowed to remain than forcefully allowed to go, we lost great William to go because of one year and Arsenal took him, agreed with the three years and the club is flying when it should be Chelsea flying in this season.

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