Lampard to hold talks with two Chelsea players before Burnley match

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has admitted he will hold talks with Jorginho and Timo Werner on who will be Chelsea’s penalty taker ahead of the game against Burnley.

Lampard admitted he is yet to have the talk with the players after claiming he wil do so after Chelsea’s victory over Krasnodar on Wednesday.

Jorginho missed his second spot kick of the season in the Blues’ 4-0 win over Krasnodar, with Timo Werner scoring a penalty after the midfielder had been taken off and there have been calls for Werner to be Chelsea’s new penalty taker.

Explaining why he is yet to have the discussion with Werner and Jorginho, Lampard said: “Well I’ve left them today because they’ve slept for about four hours. So it’s maybe not the best day for it.

“I’ve got no problem with either in terms of the penalty taking, not just Timo and Jorginho, we have other possibilities at the club.

“So it will be something I will broach before Burnley because it’s important as we’ve seen with history that we need it to be very clear going into the game who are the designated penalty-takers.

“But my confidence is in both of them, and I’ll have a nice little open chat with both of them, and others, if needs be.

“With Jorginho, if you’re going to take penalties as regularly as he does – and I did – you’re going to miss some.

“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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