Jorginho has given Chelsea fans a glimpse into what he can contribute - The Chelsea Chronicle

Jorginho has given Chelsea fans a glimpse into what he can contribute

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has arguably been the most under-fire player at Stamford Bridge this season and come in for major criticism from some supporters.

The 27-year-old arrived in West London in the summer from Napoli and is tasked with being Maurizio Sarri’s general on the pitch.

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He’s an ever-present in the side as a deep-lying midfielder and many have suggested that he lacks the physicality for the Premier League, while he can lack the final ball.

The Italy internatonal is a pass master that usually has more touches of the ball than anyone on the pitch, but fans want to see more from him offensively.

The central midfielder has had some good and some bad games, but recently he’s giving the doubters a glimpse into what he can achieve under Sarri.

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Jorginho has delivered two of his best performances to date within the last week, as first of all he caught the eye and held his own in the Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City.

His display just days later in the 2-0 Premier League win over Tottenham epitomised his qualities and it would be no surprise if he ends up proving everyone wrong.

Jorginho really demonstrated the defensive side of his game with numerous tackles and blocks against Spurs, something which has been pinpointed as a potential weakness.

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But he made it so difficult for Spurs offensively and they didn’t end up registering a shot on target.

There was also real quality on the ball and one particular through ball split the Spurs defence open.

Jorginho is definitely capable of implementing Sarri’s system and the bad games are going to occur during his first year in English football, but perhaps a little bit more encouragement should help him reach the dizzy heights Sarri expects.

Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.