Jorginho missed another penalty for Chelsea against Krasnodar last night. The Italian faltered from the spot against Liverpool earlier in the season, ending any hopes of a Chelsea revival against the champions.
He has been Chelsea’s number one penalty taker ever since his arrival at the club. But with his penalty record taking a turn for the worse, here’s three players who could replace him.
Timo Werner was on penalty duty for RB Leipzig last campaign and had the opportunity to take one yesterday evening after Jorginho was substituted. He made no mistake. Taking penalties would be a great way for Werner to buff his goal-scoring numbers for Chelsea.
Hakim Ziyech started his first game for Chelsea against Krasnodar yesterday evening, scoring his first goal for the club. As shown by data provided by Transfermarkt, Ziyech has scored 13 penalties in his professional career, 11 of which have been for his country.
Cesar Azpilicueta has stepped up in penalty shootouts for Chelsea on multiple occasions, with the end result usually being a perfectly despatched finish. The Spaniard’s record is marred by his penalty miss in the Europa League semi-final shootout against Frankfurt, but if you go back and watch it, he placed it almost as far in the bottom corner as he could. It took a super stop from Kevin Trapp to deny him.
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