Frank Lampard has offered an update on the penalty situation at Chelsea, admitting he has not had the chance to speak to the squad about it yet but he is planning to before they face Burnley. It comes after 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.
Speaking after the game, Lampard said: “Jorginho has had an incredibly successful rate of scoring penalties in his career, particularly at Chelsea.
“My feeling is when you take as many penalties as he does, there can be periods when you miss one, and sometimes there can be periods where you miss one or two. I experienced that as a player.
“I’ve got no problem at all with his style of taking them, because of the success he’s had, and Timo Werner, I know he’s very capable to take penalties as we saw.
“We have other players that can as well, so I’ll talk with the players afterwards to see how we move forward. But we have good penalty takers at the club.”
Now, in his pre-match press conference ahead of the trip to Turf Moor, Lampard admitted he is yet to have that conversation.
“Well I’ve left them today because they’ve slept for about four hours,” he said. “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.
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“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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Lampard also previewed the game against Burnley, adding: “Yes, I would always respect a Burnley team managed by Sean Dyche with the qualities that they have.
“I watched the game against Tottenham and they were very unfortunate to not take anything from the game against a very good Tottenham team.
“It was everything you would expect from Burnley in terms of their organisation, effort, desire and qualities.
“I think you can pigeonhole Burnley, I don’t. I know they have quality players, a very effective way of playing and a quality manager so I expect a tough match.”
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