Timo Werner reveals Lampard’s penalty decision and Jorginho’s reaction

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Timo Werner proved his penalty ability as he thumped a fierce penalty past Krasnodar goalkeeper in the 4-0 win against the Russian side last week.

Jorginho was the previous penalty taker, but having lost twice this season, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admitted it was time for a change.

Werner is now Chelsea’s first choice penalty taker, and scored two penalty kicks in the 3-0 win against Rennes on Wednesday night.

The 24-year-old German international, has revealed that Lampard made the decision before the game against Rennes, and Jorginho was cool with it.

“Before the game, the manager told me I was on penalties,” Werner told BT Sport post-match. “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.”

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