A Maurizio Sarri favourite at both Chelsea and Napoli, many have asked the question of what happens to Jorginho now that the manager who put so much faith in him is no longer managing him?
We might not actually find out, with The Times reporting that Sarri is pushing for his superiors at Juventus to bring the 27-year-old to Turin.
However, with Chelsea expected to be managed by Frank Lampard, some might suggest Jorginho has a part to play at Stamford Bridge. Indeed, looking at Lampard’s choice of formation at Derby and the style of football he has been trying to implement, perhaps the Italian will be the man to steer the ship, just like Tom Huddlestone did.
Like Sarri, Lampard favoured a 4-3-3 system and set up his Rams side to keep hold of the ball and be brave on it. With 53.4% possession, only four teams (Norwich City, Brentford, Swansea City and Leeds United) in the Championship averaged more (as per WhoScored).
It is something the Derby boss has spoken about before and you would expect him to take that to Chelsea.
Considering that, £58.5m-rated Jorginho (via Transfermarkt) could be the perfect midfielder for Lampard. After all, how many players in Chelsea’s squad and the Premier League in general are better than the former Napoli man when it comes to doing the above?
Jorginho has the confidence to receive the ball from anywhere on the pitch and the intelligence and ability to recycle it efficiently. It is no surprise that his 3,118 passes in the Premier League last season were the most made by a single player.
For most, a pointless statistic perhaps. But if you are going to be playing a possession-based game, then it certainly makes for good reading and shows Jorginho’s worth to this team.
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