Lampard gives Jorginho penalty verdict

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Jorginho’s penalty record took a dent as he missed in the Champions League tie against Krasnodar.

Jorginho was enjoying a very good penalty record until he missed against Liverpool. Following his recent miss against Krasnodar, there have now been calls for the Italy international to relax his penalty role.

Timo Werner dispatched his penalty with much venom as he scored Chelsea’s second goal against Krasnodar.

Lampard hinted after the game against Krasnodar that he might consider letting Werner be the team’s spot kick taker.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match with Burnley, Lampard admitted that it was only natural that Jorginho would miss a penalty at some point.

“With Jorginho, if you’re going to take penalties as regularly as he does – and I did – you’re going to miss some,” Lampard said. “You might actually miss a couple because of the level of goalkeeper and the pressured situation.

“It was not normal that he had such a great record – it was unique and stood out. I’ve got no worries with his confidence and he shouldn’t have. I’m not concerned about that at all but I’ll speak to him about it myself.”

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