Werner did score from the spot in that game in Russia and two games later he was still on spot-kicks and scored two of them against Rennes, with Lampard confirming afterwards that Jorginho had been moved down the pecking order.
‘It’s harsh from me, isn’t it,’ Lampard said. ‘I had a conversation with Jorginho and his answer was perfect for a professional. He doesn’t care who takes them, he just wants to score.’
However come December and the return game against Krasnodar, Werner was not on the pitch when another was awarded so Jorginho stepped up once more and although he would miss one more before the end of 2020/21, so would Werner so the midfielder remained the taker with four more scored, winning crucial points with the only goal of the game at Tottenham (when he smashed his kick) and winners at Sheffield United and at home to Leicester, in that vital penultimate league game for our top-four hopes.
No other Chelsea player has scored 100 per cent of his Premier League goals from penalties, discounting Pato who took only one.