Jorginho has been firmly under the spotlight during his first year at Chelsea and is Maurizio Sarri’s general on the pitch to implement a possession-based style of play.
The 27-year-old certainly had some difficult stages during his first season in England, but perhaps been over criticised by some supporters.
There is no doubt he’s improved considerably in recent months and has developed into a key ace as the deep-lying playmaker.
Blues fans are now starting to see the defensive side of his game shine through with tackles and blocks, while his quality on the ball has never been in doubt.
Jorginho will surely take his usual spot in the XI for the final game of the season, where Chelsea have a chance to win a trophy in the Europa League final against Arsenal.
The £110,000-a-week ace (Spotrac) will get a shot to settle a score against the London club, as he endured one of his poorer displays of the season against them in a 2-0 defeat in January.
The Italian midfielder was unable to control the ball in the loss at the Emirates Stadium, as he was completely nullified by opponent Aaron Ramsey.
Fortunately for him Ramsey won’t be able to do a one-on-one marking job on him, as a hamstring injury has ruled him out of for the rest of the season (Football.London) and he will join Juventus next season.
Jorginho should have a lot more freedom to get on the ball for Chelsea and it’s hard to imagine Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil doing a defensive job on him.
He will have a chance in a European final to show how far he’s come in recent months and send a message to the group of fans that doubt him.