Chelsea boss Lampard retains confidence in Jorginho penalty ability

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he retains confidence in Jorginho penalty ability.

Blues boss Lampard hailed midfielder Jorginho's response to being replaced as first-choice penalty taker by Timo Werner, having missed two spot-kicks in succession against Liverpool and in Krasnodar.

Italy star Jorginho coolly converted a penalty to clamber second-string Chelsea to Tuesday's 1-1 Champions League draw against Krasnodar at Stamford Bridge, with his first spot-kick since his demotion from main duties.

“With Jorginho, I didn't doubt his ability in taking penalties. It's normal when you take as many as he does for club and country that you can miss," said Lampard.

“He missed a couple in succession but, as you saw, he took that penalty the other night for us, he's confident in his style and confident in that one too. So that's not a problem.

“And yes, he gives everything, as vice-captain of the club, whenever he plays, whenever he trains, how he acts, so I'm delighted with him."