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With Jorginho gone, who will take penalties for Chelsea?

1 Feb 2023
Chelsea's Mason Mount and Kai Havertz

The Scout looks at whose appeal in Fantasy could be lifted by spot-kick duties after the Italian's exit

The prospects of Mason Mount (£7.8m) in Fantasy Premier League may be lifted by the transfer of Jorginho (£5.8m) from Chelsea to Arsenal.

Jorginho has been the Blues’ first-choice penalty-taker, taking 13 of their 17 spot-kicks in all competitions over the last two seasons.

Chelsea have been awarded 19 penalties across the previous two Fantasy campaigns combined, more than any other side. 

Who could replace Jorginho?

Jorginho's switch to Emirates Stadium suggests Mount or Kai Havertz (£7.8m) is likely to be on spot-kick duties for Graham Potter’s side.

Mount has taken and converted two penalties over the last two seasons, scoring against Southampton in 2020/21 and Norwich City in 2021/22.

Havertz has scored once from the spot, netting against Palmeiras in the FIFA Club World Cup last season.

However, his penalty came after Mount had been substituted off, suggesting the England star will be Chelsea’s new first choice.

Competition for Saka

Managers will be asking whether Jorginho may now challenge Bukayo Saka (£8.2m) as Arsenal’s first-choice penalty-taker.

The winger has taken and scored Arsenal’s only penalty this season, against Liverpool in Gameweek 10.

At present, there are enough doubts over Jorginho's starting role to limit that threat.

GW22 deadline: Fri 3 Feb, 18:30 GMT

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