Why Lampard substituted Jorginho against West Ham. Could this be the end of his Chelsea career?

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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho started the 3-0 victory over West Ham on Monday night but it wasn’t a performance the Italian international will be proud of.

At his best Jorginho is one of the Premier League’s passmasters and he dictated the tempo of the game against West Ham for the first 15 minutes until he passed the ball straight to the feet of Jarrod Bowen, allowing West Ham to attack.

A vital clearance from Kurt Zouma stopped Chelsea from conceding and Jorginho never really recovered from the error.

Jorginho continued to lose possession easily from that point until he was replaced by Mateo Kovacic in the 66th minute.

According to stats from the game, Jorginho lost possession 7 times against West Ham, his worst performance under that metric since the Europa League final in May 2019, when he lost possession 9 times.

His completion rate of 80% against West Ham was his lowest as a starter since the New Year’s Day draw away to Brighton & Hove Albion.

Towards the end of last season, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard preferred young Billy Gilmour to Jorginho and we might see more of that again this season after Jorginho’s performance against West Ham.

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