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On this day last year, Jorginho completed his move from Napoli to Chelsea and his signing was confirmed by the club.
Chelsea paid Napoli over £50m to sign Jorginho, as the central midfielder was key to Maurizio Sarri’s style of play. Sarri needed a deep lying playmaker that could pass the ball out from deep and retain possession.
For Sarri-ball, Jorginho’s role was so important that he had to move N’Golo Kante higher up the pitch. Kante is hailed as the best defensive midfielder in the world, but he played in an advanced midfield role for Sarri.
This made many Chelsea fans to call the Italy international Sarri’s son.
With Sarri now gone and Frank Lampard the new Blues boss, what will be the fate of the central midfielder?
Football expert Julien Laurens has explained how Lampard can make Chelsea midfielder Jorginho a better player, as he insists that the Italy international should be played deep in midfield alongside N’Golo Kante in a 4-2-3-1 system.
“Do you know what, I think Jorginho can play in other systems than just the 4-3-3 that Sarri used when he was only the midfielder,” Laurens told ESPN FC.
“I’m convinced that Jorginho can play in a holding role but just in a two in the midfield in front of that back four with Kante next to him.
“And I really believe that will make Jorginho a better player.
“I think he would have more options on the ball in front of him, he will have Kante alongside him doing all the dirty work and all the running and all the intercepting of the ball and things like that.
“And I really believe that Jorginho and Kante in front of a back four would work really well for Lampard and Chelsea.”