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Jorginho joined Chelsea last summer from Napoli as the Blues paid a hefty £57m fee for the Italian, and his signing led to Cesc Fabregas losing his place in the squad.

Jorginho is seen as Sarri’s boy by many Chelsea fans and he was even booed when coming on as a substitute in the Europa League game against Malmo.

Jorginho had downplayed his perceived status as Maurizio Sarri’s favourite at Chelsea and insists he has a “normal relationship” with the Italian, while also revealing that Sarri shouts at him sometimes and tells him his mistakes.

He told The Sun last month: “I’m not special. No, I’m a normal player. I don’t want to be special, it’s not good. It’s perfect to be the same as everyone else. I don’t want to be the special one.

“Even if they do think I am Sarri’s man, I want to show why Sarri likes me. So I want to show them I am a good player and they are wrong to have that attitude towards me.

“I don’t consider myself to be his golden boy. I just think that I am a player who can help him to do the things he wants to do.

“I am just a player like everyone else. He has certainly let me know what he thinks! He has shouted at me, told me I was getting some things wrong … and that is it, I am just a normal player like everyone else.

“I am very calm, because I know how hard I am working and how much effort I am putting in.

“So I accept their views but don’t share them. I respect their opinion and that gives me strength. So I listen, I stay calm and work hard and I try to pay them back for their support on the pitch, by trying to do better.

“The fans are entitled to have their opinion of course, to be supporters and to think whatever they like. I respect that and it also gives me strength to work more to change their views on me.”

However, Fabregas has now opened up on why he left Chelsea for Monaco, insisting that Jorginho was like Sarri’s son, and Sarri’s treatment of the player made him leave the club.

“I like to have new objective,” said Fabregas.

“All the time for me it’s important to have a new objective in my head.

“I was at Chelsea and I could have renewed my contract and stayed there but a new coach came with a player that for him was like his son.

“For me it was difficult to play every single game and that’s what I want to do. I love football. I don’t want to just be happy to play for Chelsea.

“For whatever reason it was impossible for me even if I was better, or someone else is better, to play every match and I decided to come to a project that was different for me and I think it will give me so much satisfaction.”

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