Maurizio Sarri brought Jorginho along with him from Napoli, and the new Chelsea boss’ Sarri-ball is beginning to gain ground.
Jorginho is a huge part of Sarri’s system and he sits at the base of the midfield and is the one responsible for orchestrating play from deep.
Jorginho’s position has forced Sarri to move N’Golo Kante into an advanced midfield role and this has limited Kante’s usually robust performance that he is known for in cutting down the opposition’s threat.
Former Blue Ruud Gullit has hailed Jorginho’s impact at Chelsea, but he has also expressed his concern at Kante’s new position.
“Jorginho is the man Sarri has brought with him from Napoli to channel Chelsea’s play through,” he told BBC Sport.
“He was heavily involved at St James’ Park but, in a game like this, that is an easier job to do, popping the ball around without being pressed.
“Generally in England, though, he will be asked to play at a higher pace and make quicker decisions.
“You do not get any chance of easy build-up, like you would in Italy.
“So far he has been OK, but let us see how it goes for the rest of the season.
“One of the knock-on effects of Jorginho coming in is N’Golo Kante’s move into a more advanced role.
“It is a little bit strange. He is not a goalscorer. He has got one this season, but it was more by accident.
“He is a world champion and I like him more in the holding role he played for France.”