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Jorginho signed for Chelsea during the summer in a big money move from Napoli, as the Blues signed the Italian playmaker alongside Maurizio Sarri from the Naples club.
It has been a frustrating first season in England for Jorginho as the playmaker has struggled to bring his game which he was known for in Napoli to England. After starting the season well in his first few games, dominating play and bossing the midfield, Premier League players have become accustomed to Jorginho and have marked him out of most games, putting him under pressure to make mistakes.
Jorginho has been booed by his own fans and is also criticised for his lack of attacking output despite being the team’s playmaker, contributing just two goals and no assists in 48 appearances so far this season. However, Sarri has remained adamant that the Italy international is a crucial part of the playing style he is trying to implement at Chelsea.
Manchester United legendary midfielder Paul Scholes who is a midfield veteran believes Jorginho has been exposed severally away from home during Chelsea’s matches against the top six sides and believes the 27-year-old’s lack of pace is a problem in midfield for Chelsea.
“I don’t think Chelsea are that far away, I enjoy watching Chelsea, I just think there are a couple of issues they need to sort out,” Scholes told TSN.
“Right at the start of the season I thought there was always going to be an issue with Kante and Jorginho.
“Especially in the away games, you’ve seen the away games against the big teams, he doesn’t have the legs to get around the pitch. “At Chelsea he’s fine, it’s tight, it’s close, he doesn’t get exposed. I think in away games he gets exposed.”