PETIT TELLS JORGINHO WHAT HE NEEDS TO KNOW IF HE MUST SURVIVE IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE

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Maurizio Sarri brought Jorginho alongside him when he left Napoli to come to Chelsea during the summer.

Sarri used Jorginho to good effect in the Serie A, with the Italian at the centre of Sarri-ball.

Although Jorhingo started out well at Chelsea, the 27-year-old is now beginning to struggle and has been described as a weak link in the Chelsea midfield, with many telling Sarri to deploy N’Golo Kante in his more natural position as a defensive midfielder.

Teams seem to have found a way of cutting Jorginho’s influence in games, and he had another difficult afternoon on Sunday as Chelsea were thrashed 6-0 by Manchester City. Since the game against Tottenham Hotspur in November, Jorginho has struggled in a lot of Chelsea games.

Emmanuel Petit has urged Jorginho to increase the tempo of his passing if he is to succeed at Chelsea, telling him that the Premier League is different from the Serie A.

“I have nothing against Jorginho, I think he is a beautiful player. But this is the Premier League, this is not Serie A. You don’t play in Italy the same way you play in England,” Petit told football.london.

“In Italy you have more time when you play, more time to manage the ball and they do it beautifully, no doubt.

“But in the Premier League when you play as a holding midfielder you only have two, three seconds to think. You have to see before even receiving the ball. You have to play quick, fast.

“Even at Manchester City, Fernandinho doesn’t get much time to control the ball. He knows he has to have speed in his game all the time. Physically you need to respond to the demands of the Premier League.

“I’m far from being convinced about Jorginho on both things that I’ve said. I think he’s got very interesting technical qualities, he’s got very beautiful vision, but he needs to speed up.”


Petit told football.london.

Jorginho is yet to assist a goal this season, despite having completed the second highest number of passes in the Premier League, second only to Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte.

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