Chelsea striker Timo Werner has talked about who should take the Blues’ penalties after the club missed one, scored one, in last night’s 4-0 Champions League win in Russia.

The 24-year-old has won four penalties in all competitions this season but had to wait until designated penalty-taker Jorginho had been substituted against Krasnodar to get his chance. Mind you, Jorginho had already missed a penalty in the first half.

Having been the go-to penalty taker at previous club RB Leipzig, Werner confidently blasted the ball past Krasnodar’s Matevey Safonov to double the Blues’ lead.

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Asked about who should take penalties in the future, the Germany international told the club’s official website: “It depends on the game, not only because Jorginho missed a penalty.

“I am very happy that I scored and we won 4-0.

“It is good for us because the last game was not like this. We didn’t win so easy so it was good – not only for me but for the whole team.”


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Lampard was asked a similar question in his post-match press conference after Jorginho missed his second spot kick in a row.

“Jorginho has had an incredibly successful rate of scoring penalties in his career, particularly at Chelsea,” the manager said via the club’s official website.

As a former penalty-taker himself, Lampard said there would be periods when a player missed one or two penalties and he didn’t have a problem with Jorginho’s staccato penalty style.

Lampard plans to make a decision on who takes the next penalty after a discussion with the team.

He said: “I know Timo is very capable of taking penalties as we saw. We have other players who can too so I will talk with the players afterwards to see how we move forward. But we have good players at the club.”

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