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Jorginho was Chelsea’s penalty taker until recently, when the Italy international seemed to have lost his mojo.
Jorginho had never missed a penalty in game time for Chelsea until his miss against Liverpool, coupled with another miss against Krasnodar.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has now named summer signing Timo Werner as his first choice penalty taker, and the German international has scored all three penalties he has taken with such aplomb.
Explaining his decision, Lampard said: “I spoke to Jorginho first because he’s been brilliant at taking penalties.
“It’s more missing a couple recently that I felt it was time to change. Jorgi’s answer was as professional as I’d expect. He only wants to score them but he was fine with that.
“If Timo takes them as well as today he’ll be happy. I’m happy he scored. Timo is as it stands now but of course he needs to keep scoring them. Today he did it very well.”
Werner also confirmed Lampard’s penalty decision as he told BT Sport: “Before the game, the manager told me I was on penalties.
“I had two today, which is a little bit crazy, but I’ll take it. Good goals for a striker, and I hope I can go on like this.
“I think when you want to score 20 or more goals, then you have a to take a few penalties in the season. That’s the thing that gives strikers the goals, when you are at the high levels.
“I’m happy Jorgi is cool with that and I think it’s another point that speaks for our team, we have no selfish players, and we want to go in one direction.”
Jorginho has a penalty style where he tends to hop before kicking and thus sending the keeper the wrong way, while Timo Werner looks for an angle and plays it with power.
Which penalty taker do you prefer?