Jorginho and Kante: Do Chelsea have the Premier League's most fearsome duo? - The Chelsea Chronicle

Jorginho and Kante: Do Chelsea have the Premier League's most fearsome duo?

Chelsea look to have landed one of the signings of the summer, if Jorginho is able to remain consistent throughout his debut campaign.

The Italian, signed from Napoli for a fee in the region of £50 million according to the Mirror, has looked fantastic for his new club in pre-season so far, posting some highly impressive passing statistics.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 13: Chelsea Unveil New Signing Jorginho with Chelsea Head Coach Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge on July 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Jorginho has already started to show why he was one of the most coveted midfielders in Europe, and Chelsea could seriously be on to a winner with him starting alongside N’Golo Kante every week.

The Blues have a player on their hands that is rare to find these days. He has the ability to completely dictate the flow of a game, and is frighteningly accurate when picking a pass, as illustrated by his remarkable stat of having given the ball away just once in 180 minutes of football.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JULY 01: Sergio Busquets of Spain in action during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Round of 16 match between Spain and Russia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 1, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

He is a player that has been cut from the same cloth as Sergio Busquets, who is one of the very best holding midfielders in world football.

Jorginho still has a few years of development before he reaches the dizzy heights set by the Spaniard, but there would be no surprises if he went on to reach a similar level.

Teams are going to find it nigh-on unbearable trying to contend with Jorginho and Kante in the middle of the park. Both can pass the ball with incredible accuracy, and both are relentlessly industrious when out of possession – the Frenchman is famed for such trait, of course.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 19: N’Golo Kante of Chelsea during The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Trying to get the ball off them is going to be difficult in itself, but then there’s the challenge of trying to keep it away from them as they come snapping at the heels hunting down what they believe should be theirs. Good luck, midfielders of the Premier League, you’re going to need it.

Tom is a sports journalist who has been with GRV Media since the summer of 2018, having previously worked for 90min. He has worked on the company's two major football websites HITC Football and TBR Football, as well as club sites such as Geordie Boot Boys, Arsenal Insider, and Rangers News. Currently, he is the lead writer on Molineux News and has covered the club for over two years, establishing the site as the go-to for supporters wanting the latest news and opinions on all things Wolves. When not writing about and watching football, he's probably playing it... He's also a big cinephile, gym-goer, and night out enthusiast.