'Different gravy': Some Chelsea fans applaud their 'unreal' player's performance vs Leeds

Plenty of Chelsea supporters on social media rightly praised Jorginho’s performance against Leeds United.

If it weren’t for the Italian’s ice-cool composure from 12-yards, then the Blues may have dropped more points in the Premier League.

Luckily for Thomas Tuchel, his metronome midfielder made sure Stamford Bridge was a victorious ground for his team.

Jorginho scored twice from the penalty spot in the second half, with the second arriving in the fourth minute of injury time.

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Virtually the final of the act of the game ensured Chelsea just edged past Leeds 3-2.

Story of the game

Marcelo Bielsa’s side went ahead through a spot-kick of their own, Raphinha dispatching past Edouard Mendy after Marcos Alonso fouled Daniel James.

Mason Mount was on hand to draw the Blues level with the interval on the horizon.

A sweet left-footed strike took the England international’s tally for the season up to five, level with Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Reece James.

Tuchel’s men went in front for the first time on the day via one of Jorginho’s trademark hop, skip and jump efforts.

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Antonio Rudiger drew a foul from previous hero Raphinha inside the area and Chelsea’s number five did the rest.

The Blues didn’t stay ahead for long, however, with Joe Gelhardt scoring his first senior league goal seven minutes from the end.

It seemed for all the world that the spoils would be shared, until Rudiger was brought down for the second time in the box.

After a VAR review, Chris Kavanagh pointed to the small white circle, leaving Jorginho to steal the show.

Due to the 29-year-old’s match-winning contribution, Chelsea fans sent a lot of love his way on Twitter.

Here is their reaction:

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.