Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley missed a crucial spot kick against Valencia, as Frank Lampard’s side slipped to defeat.

Chelsea fans are not happy with Ross Barkley, after he suggested that he would take a penalty again despite his recently miss.

Barkley, who is on a £100,000-a-week contract (Spotrac), fought his way to the front of the queue to take a spot kick for Chelsea against Valencia on Tuesday night, only to hit his shot over the bar.

Most Chelsea fans had been expecting Jorginho to take the penalty, as the Italian has a hugely impressive record from 12 yards.

But Barkley has told that he is the designated taker.

“When I’m on the pitch, I’ll take the penalty,” he said. “Obviously I didn’t execute it right but everybody misses penalties. I didn’t score the goal but I felt confident. If there was another penalty in the game, I would have been confident to take it.”

The comments have not gone down well at all with Chelsea fans, who think the attacking midfielder has overstepped the mark.

Barkley was already fighting to win over the Chelsea crowd, so his penalty miss has hardly done him any favours.

It now remains to be seen whether Frank Lampard will keep faith with Barkley at the weekend, or whether he will be taken out of Chelsea’s starting line-up.

The Blues’ next fixture comes against Liverpool, in what looks set to be a very tough test.

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