Chelsea penalty taker
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has some big selection dilemmas to make going into Sunday’s game against champions Liverpool
Chelsea may have a new penalty taker this weekend if Frank Lampard chooses to leave out one of his key midfielders.
Jorginho is usually the boss’ preferred choice to take spot kicks but there’s a chance the Italy international could miss out against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
The Italian started in the Blues’ first Premier League match of the season against Brighton & Hove Albion, and netted from the spot in the first half, as Lampard’s side went on to claim a 3-1 win.
But the former Napoli star was handed a chance because of the suspension of Mateo Kovacic, after the Croatian was red carded in the FA Cup final.
He is now eligible for selection against Liverpool, which could see Lampard revert to his preferred partnership of N’Golo Kante and the former Real Madrid star.
With Jorginho potentially on the bench, that could then pave the way for new German forward Timo Werner to step up to the mark and become the club’s new penalty taker on Sunday.
The 24-year-old, who joined the Blues from RB Leipzig earlier this summer, has a prolific record from 12 yards out.