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Champions League: Barkley Makes Decision On Taking Penalties After Valencia Incident

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Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley has made a decision on taking penalties for his team after he missed one during the disappointing loss to Spanish side Valencia in their Champions League clash on Tuesday night.

England international Barkley told reporters that he will continue to take penalties for Chelsea despite his crucial penalty miss against Valencia.

Chelsea were awarded an 87th-minute penalty with the help of VAR and Ross Barkley was seen arguing with both Willian and Jorginho before taking the resulting spot-kick.

In the end, Ross Barkley struck that penalty against the post and that miss proved to be crucial in the scheme of things after it condemned Chelsea to a defeat on their return to Champions League football.

Chelsea missed Champions League football for just one season.

The Blues were beaten 1-0 by Valencia in their Group H opener courtesy the 74th strike from Spanish striker Rodrigo off an assist from Valencia captain Dani Parejo.

Ross Barkley was backed by his manager after the game.

According to Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, the former Everton player is the designated penalty taker in the team.

For now, Ross Barkley is still the penalty taker for Chelsea despite the call for a more experienced option on the back of his penalty miss against Valencia.

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