Chelsea fans react to Jorginho performance against Arsenal
Chelsea executed an impressive comeback against Arsenal on Sunday to gain an important three points in the race for fourth.
The game did not start well for the Blues, and they fell behind in the 13th minute. The 3-4-3 formation was not working, and Lampard made a brave move to change it after just 34 minutes. He took Emerson off, moved Azpilicueta to left-back, Tomori to right-back, and brought Jorginho into the midfield.
The Italian made an instant impact and helped Chelsea regain control of the encounter. His quick movement of the ball and ability to dictate the game from midfield completely changed how the Blues performed.
He went on to score the equaliser in the 83rd minute before Tammy Abraham won all three points late on in a hugely important London derby. Chelsea now sit four points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United and go into the New Year comfortably inside the top four.
However, Jorginho could have had a very different afternoon. Lampard admitted that the -year-old was lucky to stay on the pitch when he pulled back Matteo Guendouzi whilst already on a yellow card (Independent).
Despite this, the Italian remained on the pitch and went on to score a hugely important goal in a crucial win for the club. After a great start to the season, Jorginho has been in and out of Lampard’s side in recent weeks. He has certainly made a big claim to not be dropped again any time soon.
Some Chelsea fans were quick to praise Jorginho after the win. Here is some of the reaction.
Jorginho completely changed the game today when he came on. Has run the midfield. Will never be appreciated in England, though #ARSCHE
— Carlo Garganese (@carlogarganese) December 29, 2019
Jorginho is Chelsea’s most important player.
Allows them to move the ball side to side quickly to exploit space and have sustained spells of possession.
— Craig Moniz (@craigmoniz_) December 29, 2019
Lesson learnt for Lampard:
Do. Not. Bench. Jorginho. 😂
— FutbolChelsea ⭐⭐ (@FutbolCheIsea) December 29, 2019
Jorginho completely changed the game. The Tammy counter was amazing as well, but nobody shows more fight on a consistent basis that Jorgi
— Nathan Groce (@GroceNathan) December 29, 2019