JORGINHO EXPLAINS THE IMPORTANCE OF HIS ROLE IN SARRIBALL

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Having played under Maurizio Sarri for three seasons at Napoli, Jorginho followed the Italian to Stamford Bridge this summer and has started all of our six Premier League games this season.

Jorginho is deployed at the base of Chelsea’s midfield three, with N’Golo Kante and Meteo Kovacic or Ross Barkley playing slightly ahead of him.

In last weekend’s goalless draw at West Ham, Jorginho attempted 180 passes, the most by any player in a single Premier League game and Jorginho explains his position brings balance to the team.

“My position is one that brings balance to the team,” Jorginho told Chelsea’s official website.

“It’s a position where I’m always playing with one or two touches and I keep the rhythm of the play going.

“It’s about being able to unite defence with attack so the distances between those two blocks are not too far and we keep that compact shape so that we can play with the ball on the floor like the manager wants.

“Before I receive the ball I already know how that play is developing so I’m able to give rhythm to that play. I’m always looking to know what I’m going to do before I receive the ball in order to make my team play better.”

The 26-year-old also admitted he’s loving the Premier League.

Jorginho added: “I’m absolutely loving it, it’s not possible to not enjoy every minute here, it’s a great club with great players and all the backroom staff are working to help us achieve what we can.

“Everyone is fantastic and it’s a magnificent place to work.

“The Premier League is different to all of the other championships, it’s the best in the world because of the speed of the game, the will to win and the ability to fight until the last minute for everything.

“So I’m really enjoying it, it’s as I thought it would be, a fantastic championship.”

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