Frank Lampard confirms Timo Werner is now first-choice penalty taker

Following two goals from the spot against Rennes, Werner is now Chelsea's first choice

 
7:07pm on Thursday 5th November 2020
By
Cameron Smith

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed that German striker Timo Werner is now the club's number one penalty taker.

Werner, who joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig in the summer, scored twice from the penalty spot to help the Blues beat Rennes 3-0 in their third group stage match of this season's Champions League and put them in the driving seat in Group E.

Italy international Jorginho had been first choice for spot kicks ever since Eden Hazard's departure last summer, but last week's miss against Krasnador and a miss against Liverpool earlier this season played into Lampard's thinking.

"I spoke to Jorginho first because he's been brilliant at taking penalties.. [but due to] missing a couple recently I felt that it was time to change," said the Chelsea manager.

Jorginho's unorthodox style has now become familiar for Premier League fans, and although it looks great when it comes off, it's unreliable.

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Werner, however, emphatically finished both penalties against Rennes, justifying Lampard's decision.

"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."

With Werner now on penalty duty, his chance of winning the Golden Boot has certainly improved.

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