Jermaine Jenas gives verdict after Tammy Abraham’s penalty row with Jorginho

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Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace 4-0 in the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge, but there was a weird scene on display just before Chelsea’s fourth goal of the campaign.

After a goalless first-half, Lampard’s side improved massively in the second-half, and ended up scoring four goals, with two of them coming from the penalty spot.

Jorginho is Chelsea’s designated penalty taker, and after his first kick, Tammy Abraham was keen on taking the second penalty. Jorginho refused and skipper Cesar Apzilicueta had to intervene and hand the ball to Jorginho to play.

Former Tottenham star Jermaine Jenas, has hailed the role of Chelsea skipper Apzilicueta, who insisted that Jorginho played the kick.

“Don’t get me wrong it’s nice that your striker wants to score goals I get it but you have penalty takers for a reason,” Jenas told BT Sport.

“You go into games derbies finals and you need your penalty taker to be scoring these throughout the season to get that feel.

“It’s good because I’m sure in those scenarios players don’t want that uncomfortable feeling or discussion point after a game.

“I’m sure Jorginho probably would have stepped aside but it was good that Azpilicueta stepped in there and said no we’ve got a plan and we’re sticking to it, we’re professionals.”

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