Jorginho's penalty record: how many spot-kicks has he missed for Chelsea?

Jorginho grimaces after missing a penalty for Chelsea against West Ham.
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Jorginho provoked rage among Chelsea fans last April after hitting a terrible penalty straight at West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski with the scores level on 86 minutes.

The Italy midfielder is usually considered to be a cool customer from the penalty spot, but when he gets things wrong from 12 yards out, it does not look good.

It appeared as if the breakthrough would finally arrive as Craig Dawson fouled Romelu Lukaku and a penalty was awarded, with the West Ham defender also given his marching orders.

But Jorginho hit a weak effort straight at Fabianski, leading to groans at Stamford Bridge and huge criticism for the player from fans on social media.

Overall, Jorginho's penalty record for Chelsea remains good. The Brazil-born midfielder has netted 25 penalties in matches for the Blues (not including shootouts) and missed just four times.

Previous misses came in a 2-0 loss to Liverpool, a 4-0 win over FK Krasnodar and a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal (all in 2020-21).

The 30-year-old has also been known to miss in shootouts, as he did last summer for Italy against England in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

For Chelsea, he has scored six of his seven penalties in shootouts, although his sole miss was a costly one as it came in the EFL Cup final loss to Manchester City in 2018-19.

Against West Ham, his blushes were spared as Christian Pulisic grabbed a last-minute winner to make his miss inconsequential in the end, but Chelsea fans might still want to look away the next time he steps up to take a penalty.

The Italy midfielder scored Chelsea's first Premier League goal of the 2022-23 season in August as he hit a spot-kick just inside the post to give the Blues a 1-0 lead against Everton deep into first-half stoppage time at Goodison Park.

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Ben Hayward is Weekend Editor for FourFourTwo. A European football writer with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa América - and has spent much of that time in Spain. He currently divides his time between Barcelona and London.