'Referee ran past him': Chelsea youngster pokes fun at 'slow' Jorginho on FIFA - The Chelsea Chronicle

'Referee ran past him': Chelsea youngster pokes fun at 'slow' Jorginho on FIFA

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori poked fun at Jorginho and reminded everyone about that one time when the Italy international was outrun by a referee.

The 22-year-old has answered some questions about the Chelsea players’ stats on FIFA 20 in an interview with Soccer AM.

When asked about the fastest player at Chelsea, Tomori said: “Personally, I’d say I’m up there with (Antonio) Rudiger because if you see the stats from matchdays, it’s me and him who are at the top.

“I think Callum (Hudson-Odoi) comes in lately with a good score.’

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 05: Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori at the end of the game is helped up by Jorginho during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and AFC Ajax at Stamford Bridge on November 5, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

When Christian Pulisic was revealed having the highest pace stats on FIFA 20 among Chelsea players, Tomori was not surprised.

“For the first 10-15 yards, he is really, really quick. And on the pitch, it what really matters,” he said.

Then he was asked about the slowest player at Chelsea. Tomori laughed at first but then said, “It’s Jorginho, isn’t it?”

Chelsea’s slowest player on FIFA 20 is actually Olivier Giroud.

The England international then explained that the moment referee Michael Oliver burst past him during Chelsea’s home defeat against Liverpool last September.

Interestingly, in another interview for Soccer AM, Jorginho was also the first name mentioned by Callum Hudson-Odoi when he was asked the same question.

However, Tomori hailed Jorginho and Giroud, saying: “They have got a yard (in their head), they always think two steps ahead.”


Gerry is a Chelsea supporter who has more than five years of experience in online publishing. He started out writing for Chelsea fan blogs during his high school years, before writing for several local sport news outlets. After graduating in NCTJ-accredited sports journalism MA at the University of Sunderland, he has worked as a freelance writer for The Chelsea Chronicle since 2020. He is a big fan of football statistics and strongly believes that sooner or later, the xG Gods always catch up. He is also a proud member of Michael Ballack fan club.