Thomas Tuchel praised the presence of Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante in the Chelsea squad.  

Speaking to the club website, Tuchel highlighted the magnitude each midfielder held within the camp.

Each have become prevalent parts of the new Stamford Bridge regime.

And their respective skills make them arguably the finest central midfielder trio on the planet.

Brilliant Blues

Jorginho’s intelligence is second to none, accompanied by his innate ability to control a match.

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The Italian’s incredible summer magnified his craft beyond many could have ever anticipated.  

Lifting the Champions League and European Championship in the space of a few months is an achievement unapparelled by most modern players.

Kovacic has also grown into his skin this season.

A masterful dribbler, the 27-year-old is starting to add goals and assists to his already reputable repertoire.

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As a recognition of the Croatian and Jorginho’s jump to fame, the pair recently celebrated 150 appearances for Chelsea.

And Tuchel has now waxed lyrical about the midfield options he has at Stamford Bridge.

“They [Jorginho and Kovacic] are super reliable players and top-quality players,” he said.

 “Between the two of them, it’s a good link because they are a good mix.

 

“With N’Golo, Kova and Jorgi, we have three fantastic central midfielders. All are a good mix to play with always two central midfielders, this is what we want.

“Now we’ve added Saul (Niguez), we wanted Ruben Loftus-Cheek added to the group. We have a bit more possibilities.

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“They have to grow into that same game understanding of what we want.

“It’s nice to see Kova so strong in the last few games.

“For Jorgi, it’s not been easy because he came more or less without preseason.

“Everybody tries to close his passing down but he is always very important in organising.”

No rest for the wicked

Due to Kante’s absences and Saul’s inconsistencies, Tuchel has been relying on Kovacic and Jorginho arguably more than ever.

This is despite the latter have little-to-no time to recover after his international exertions.

Exactly four weeks after the Euros showpiece event, Jorginho was back in action, representing Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup final.

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Thankfully, the resurgence of Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley’s resurrection has helped spread the Blues midfield burden around.

Which is helpful considering the games will come thick and fast when domestic football resumes.

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