After Chelsea went crashing out of the FA Cup on penalties to Everton thanks to two very crappy penalties from Anelka and Ashley Cole, it got me thinking; what would you like to be the order of penalty takers for your team??
For me, for Chels:
... idk. Ashley Cole
Lamps has had some of his penalties saved a bit too frequently for my liking (especially against Man City last season), but I still maintain that he's Chelsea's best penalty taker. Didi had a penalty saved against Spurs that would have been three valuable points, but his strong penalty yesterday re-affirmed my belief in him. Kalou is an insanely underrated penalty taker (he took the penalty under huge pressure in sudden death in the CL final as well the winner for Chelsea in the community shield), so he should go third. However, the probability of Kalou and Drogba both being on the pitch after 120 minutes is not that high. :( Essien is a great penalty taker; his run-up yesterday scared me a bit because it wasn't that long but it still went in so yay. And even though Ashley Cole blazed his over the bar, his previous penalties were all great so I'll allow it. However, due to the Drogba Kalou thiing, I highly doubt all five of these players would be on the pitch at the end, so then:
idek. I don't know what Torres' penalty taking skills are like but i'm bunging him on because he's a forward, haha. Basically anyone, even Petr Cech, ahead of Terry and Anelka in the penalty taking responsibilities pls! Someone needs to be having words with Anelka; his penalty yesterday was terribly terribly lazy, it was almost as if he was thinking "yeah, I'm too cool to give this penalty the respect it deserves." Not happy about that.
Not gonna lie, at times like these it really makes me miss Michael Ballack, lol!
How about you for your team?