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Chelsea vs Valencia: Lampard backs Barkley after Champions League penalty miss

Chelsea vs Valencia ended in a 1-0 defeat to Lampard’s side after a penalty miss by Barkley. The England midfielder forced his way ahead of Willian and Jorginho to take the spot-kick – Chelsea will take on Liverpool in a Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge this weekend Chelsea vs Valencia saw Ross Barkley miss a crucial penalty in the Blues defeat but club boss Frank Lampard has insisted there is no issue in the dressing room. Fikayo Tomori won an 87th minute penalty for Chelsea after the VAR spotted Daniel Wass’ hand interfering with the defender’s header. And Barkley took responsibility for the spot-kick ahead of Willian despite being on the pitch for a few minutes. READ ALSO: NAIJ.com upgrades to Legit.ng Jorginho usually takes penalties for Chelsea but the England midfielder forced his way past his senior colleagues as he rattled his effort on the cross-bar. England boss set to begin talks with Chelsea duo as Nigeria mount pressure on the players But Lampard has come out to back the former Everton star that he did the right thing in stepping up to take the penalty and claimed there was no dressing room row regarding the incident. “Ross is a penalty taker and is when he starts games. He took it and missed it,” the Blues boss said after the game. “It is a great story to say there is contention between players. If he scores it is not a story. But he took it and missed. That is it. “The disappointment to all of us is that we didn’t get chance to win the game. There is no issue in the dressing room.




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