Stats Show Jorginho Is The Best Defensive Midfielder In The Premier League

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard seems to be getting the best out of midfielder Jorginho this season.

The stats of the Italian international shows he’s the best defensive midfielder in the Premier League this season.

Jorginho struggled at Chelsea last season under Maurizio Sarri with Chelsea fans even booing the midfielder but he has shown his best form this season under Lampard.

According to stats released by Sky Sports, Jorginho has a better tackle success rate (72%) compared to Liverpool’s Fabinho (71%) and Manchester City’s Rodri (53%).

Jorginho has more interceptions (16) compared to Fabinho (7) and Rodri (5). Jorginho also has more ball recoveries (62) compared to Fabinho (48) and Rodri (52).

Jorginho has created more big chances (3) compared to Fabinho (1) and Rodri (1). He has the same number of assists (1) as Fabinho and Rodri. Jorginho has also made more accurate passes in the final third (103) than Fabinho (83) and Rodri (92).

Jorginho admitted himself that his performances have improved because Lampard is giving him freedom to play more direct passes.

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