Lampard confirms Timo Werner is Chelsea's new penalty taker
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Lampard confirms Timo Werner is Chelsea's new penalty taker

Timo Werner is Chelsea's first-choice penalty taker, Frank Lampard has confirmed. 

The striker was on target from the spot twice on Wednesday night against Rennes in the Champions League, taking over from Jorginho. 

The Italian has been the Blues' number one penalty taker, but missed his two recent kicks, prompting the change. 

At Stamford Bridge against Rennes, he willingly handed over the ball to Werner, who dispatched both as the Blues ran out 3-0 winners. 

"It wasn’t an easy decision because Jorginho has been pretty faultless for us. He missed two recently, then Timo came in and scored one in our last game. I had a conversation with Jorginho and his answer was perfect for a professional in that he doesn’t care who takes them as long as we score.

"That’s how he approaches it so Timo took them tonight. He’s our taker at the moment and he took them very emphatically so I’m happy,"

Prior to his two successive misses, Jorginho had a perfect record from the spot for Chelsea.