πŸ‘‘ Chelsea penalty Kings: Five perfect records, but where does Jorginho, Willian rank among the best?
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πŸ‘‘ Chelsea penalty Kings: Five perfect records, but where does Jorginho, Willian rank among the best?

Jorginho continued with his perfect form from the spot for Chelsea with his trademark 'hop technique' as the Blues got off to a perfect start in the Premier League on Monday night. 

The Italian is one of the few players whose accuracy from 12 yards out is impressive, and he showed it once again as he beat Mathew Ryan for Chelsea's opener in a 3-1 win. 

But where does he rank compared to other Blue legends?

🇩🇪 Michael Ballack

The midfielder was one of the best from the spot during his days, scoring a total of 28 out of 31 for club and country. 

He however wasn't lucky at Chelsea since Frank Lampard was the club's first-choice penalty-taker, and he was good at that. 

The German only took three penalties during his career with the Blues, and he scored all, 100% record!

🇮🇸 Eidur Gudjohnsen

Another perfect record from the Icelandic, who converted all his four penalties during his time at Stamford Bridge; from 2000 to 2006.

One of those four was a penalty against Blackburn Rovers during the 2004/05 season, a match he scored a hat-trick. 

🇧🇷 Willian

The Brazilian joined Arsenal last month after seven seasons with the Blues, a period he became a key member of the first team. 

Just like Ballack, he never got enough chances as Eden Hazard was the designated first-choice, and he was good at that. 

But overall, he scored seven out of seven.

🇮🇹 Jorginho

Another one with a perfect record from 12 yards. The Italian joined the Blues in 2018 and scored on his debut against Huddersfield. 

His strike against Brighton on Monday was his eighth successful conversion out of eight. 

He has however missed during a shoot-out miss versus Man City in the Carabao Cup final. 

🇳🇱 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

The striker was a beast during his playing days and he was equally good from the spot. He has a perfect record of 12 out of 12, which is currently the record by any Chelsea player.

During his impressive career, he only missed one from the spot, which, ironically came against Chelsea while he played for Leeds. 

Near perfect

🇨🇮 Didier Drogba

The legendary striker misses out on the perfect bracket thanks to his miss against Tottenham in 2010. 

He was however successful six times out of the seven he took the steps to the 12 yards. 

🇪🇸 Cesc Fabregas

Just like Drogba, Fabregas missed one, against Nottingham Forest in his final game for Chelsea in an FA Cup tie in January 2019.

In total,  he scored four out of five.

Special mentions

Frank Lampard and Eden Hazard have taken the highest number of penalties, with their scoring rate equally high. 

Lampard successfully tucked away 49 of 58 attempts (84.4 percent), while the Belgian put away 26 of 31 (83.8 percent) opportunities.