Chelsea legend Frank Lampard was appointed the new Chelsea head coach on Thursday, signing a three-year contract. He took charge of his first training session as Chelsea boss on Friday in Dublin.
During his first press conference as Chelsea boss, Lampard hinted he will move N’Golo Kante back into his preferred defensive midfield role and that puts a big question mark over Jorginho, according to ESPN pundit Steve Nicol.
According to Nicol, there are several formations Jorginho will not suit and Lampard will have to work out a way of solving the issue.
“I think Frank will go with a 4-2-3-1,” Nicol said on ESPN FC via Daily Express. “The problem that Frank is going to have is the three.
“Are the two wide guys in the three going to defend? Because if they’re not going to defend, then you’re in trouble.
“Jorginho, yes can play off a Kante in that defensive role, but he’s not a real defender. They need to have two guys in that three that are willing to sit a little deeper and do some defending. Otherwise it’s not going to work.
“A lot of the talk is been how Frank’s going to play but there’s one thing right now, he can’t play 4-4-2 because he doesn’t have two forwards that know how to play in that sort of formation.
“So that means it’s either going to be the 4-2-3-1 or a 4-3-3.
“Jorginho, in my opinion, can’t do it in the Premier League in a 4-3-3 so Frank’s got a big problem to solve.”