Jorginho penalty helps Chelsea scrape past Frank Lampard’s Everton

Jorginho penalty helps Chelsea scrape past Frank Lampard’s Everton

Published August 8, 2022
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“We have things to improve but this isn’t a surprise. Most of the time I’m happy with the first half, the second we lost too many balls and weren’t as dominant. We struggled physically but showed the spirit to get the clean sheet.”

“It [Godfrey injury] feels like it is a small fracture of his leg. We are assessing that. He will be out for a while, [Yerry] Mina is an ankle injury and could be out for a while,” Lampard said after the game.

As a result there were eight minutes added time at the end of the first 45 minutes and Chelsea capitalised when Abdoulaye Doucoure pushed Ben Chilwell over in the box. Jorginho stepped up and sent Pickford the wrong way to convert the penalty.

The 27-year-old had an excellent opportunity to tie up Chelsea’s win on 82 minutes but Vitalii Mykolenko managed to get enough of his body in front of the ball to see it drift just wide of Pickford’s net.