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MetiNews.Com - Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has some big selection dilemmas to make going into Sunday's game against champions Liverpool
Breaking News ! 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. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now 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. Read More Related Articles Chelsea transfer news and rumours live: £27.28m deal close, Marcelo Brozovic claim, Rice latest Read More Related Articles Chelsea wonderkid signs new long-term contract ahead of loan spell The Germany international scored all five of his penalties for Leipzig last season; two of which came in the Champions League. In total, he has scored 13 times from the spot and only missed on three occasions. The last time was back in October 2018 in the Bundesliga. How to get our daily Chelsea newsletter Why should you sign up? In each football.
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Werner's recent record makes him the prime to fill the void if Jorginho misses out. The former Napoli midfielder netted 10 times from the spot last season - seven for Chelsea and three for Italy - and didn't miss a single one. He has only missed one his whole career. That came for Napoli in Serie A in November 2017.
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