Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed that Jorginho will not be taking penalties for the club anymore following the victory over Rennes.
The Blues secured a convincing victory over Rennes last night with goals from the spot from Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham enough to secure a 3 – 0 win over the French side. Few eyebrows was raised when Chelsea was awarded a spot kick and Timo Werner stepped up to take penalty instead of the usual taker Jorginho.
Frank Lampard was questioned on the penalty decision in his post match interview and he has this to say “It wasn’t an easy decision because Jorginho has been pretty faultless for us. He missed two recently, then Timo came in and scored one in our last game. I had a conversation with Jorginho and his answer was perfect for a professional in that he doesn’t care who takes them as long as we score. That’s how he approaches it so Timo took them tonight. He’s our taker at the moment and he took them very emphatically so I’m happy.
On his side fifth consecutive clean sheets in all competitions after last night he says “I’m pleased because it’s work, it’s the team, it’s players that are in there confident and fit. We’re working as a collective, with individuals within that performing really well at the back-end of the team and that’s good for us. These stats are great but we cannot come off it at all and that’s why I’m pleased we saw it through at the end of the game”
Chelsea currently tops the group E with 7 points from 3 games same point as second placed Sevilla.