When Maurizio Sarri took over the managerial hot-seat from the axed Antonio Conte, the first thing the Italian did was to ensure the club bought his key midfielder, Jorginho, from Napoli.
Jorginho, who cost Chelsea £50 million plus a potential £7 million in possible add-ons, was seen as being essential to the way in which Sarri wanted his Chelsea to play, even if it meant the marvelous N’Golo Kante, a World Cup winner, being moved to a more forward position.
It’s fair to say that Jorginho started his Chelsea career well, his movement of the ball ensured Chelsea played at a pace that Sarri wanted.
But, in recent weeks, it’s fair to say that Jorginho has failed to impress.
The number of passes he makes in a game may still be unequaled by others but they’re all sideways and backward with very few having any real penetration. It’s also become noticeable that the opposition have quickly worked out that if they press Jorginho then they nullify the way in which Chelsea play.
As a result and looking through numerous social media platforms, Jorginho’s stock amongst the Chelsea support appears to have fallen to an all-time low.
What do you think about Jorginho?