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'I'll talk with the players': Frank Lampard to discuss Chelsea penalty duties after Jorginho miss

Blues manager impressed by Hakim Ziyech's performance in Champions League win over Krasnodar

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he will discuss with his players whether to stick with Jorginho as his side's regular penalty taker after the Italian missed a second successive spot kick in Wednesday's Champions League win at Krasnodar.

Jorginho missed from 12 yards in last month's Premier League match against Liverpool and followed that up by crashing his effort against the post at Krasnodar, although it had little effect on the result as Chelsea ran out 4-0 winners.

"Jorginho has had an incredibly successful rate of scoring penalties in his career, particularly at Chelsea," Lampard told reporters.

"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."

Jorginho was substituted by the time Chelsea were awarded another penalty, which Timo Werner dispatched in the 76th minute.

"Timo Werner, I know he's very capable to take penalties," Lampard added. "We have other players that can as well, so I'll talk with the players afterwards to see how we move forward."

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic also got on the scoresheet, with Ziyech in particular impressing.

The Morocco international was making his full debut since joining the West London club from Ajax in a £37 million ($48 million) in the summer from Ajax, and left an impression on his manager.

"I was very excited to get his quality in the team," said Lampard.

"I thought his performance was very, very good when you consider he hasn't started a match since March, when the Dutch league finished."

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Chelsea moved up to four points at the top of Group E after two matches, level with Sevilla who beat Rennes 1-0 in Spain.

Dutch forward Luuk de Jong broke the deadlock in the 55th minute, after Sevilla had dominated the first half, when he raced to meet a cross from Marcos Acuna and found the net with a sidefooted volley.

Julen Lopetegui's Europa League holders had a total of 22 shots on goal to the visitors' two, hitting the target nine times and seeing Joan Jordan rattle the crossbar in the second half.

Updated: October 29, 2020 09:37 AM

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