Graeme Souness names two Chelsea players that have been ineffective this season. Do you agree?

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According to Liverpool legend Graeme Souness, Chelsea midfielders Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic have been ineffective for the Blues this season.

Souness admitted he would have relished facing them during his playing days.

Kovacic has scored just once this season, from 29 league appearances, and Jorginho holds a tally of four, with three from the penalty spot.

Souness told The Times: “I would love to have played against Jorginho and Kovacic. The pair are good at keeping possession and easy on the eye but that is as far as it goes.

“I wouldn’t have had to worry about them making runs in behind me because everything they do is in front of the opposition midfield.

“Please don’t tell me they play holding or defensive roles. Anyone who aspires to play in the middle of the park should have the full facet of skills – tackling, passing, shooting and finishing – and be looking to use them at all times.

“The footballer who is happy to embed himself in a deeper role is withdrawing into his comfort zone and betraying himself as a midfielder.

“It’s not even as if they are doing a good job shielding their defence because Chelsea have conceded 49 goals in 36 matches. Ten teams have conceded fewer.”

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