Chelsea legend admits he can’t wait to have back two Chelsea players after seeing Jorginho struggle against West Ham

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Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has been extraordinary for the Blues under Thomas Tuchel, and his fine form earned him the third best player in the world ranking in the Ballon d’Or award.

Jorginho’s recent form has been questionable after making mistakes in back to back games against Manchester United and West Ham.

Jorginho seemed to struggle against the Hammers and couldn’t dictate play as we’ve often seen from him since last season.

Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin has now admitted that he’s looking forward to the return of N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic after seeing the Italy international struggle.

“Back in [Maurizio] Sarri’s days, teams figured out [how to] stop Jorginho,” Nevin told Chelsea TV.

“Lots of teams put a man on Jorginho, right?

“We moved on, changed, and adapted, then people stop doing that, I guess.

“Because you’d think, stop him, and we’ve got [N’Golo] Kante or [Mateo] Kova.

“They [West Ham] really did a job on Jorginho again today. They closed him down and didn’t give him any space.

“When he [Jorginho] got the ball, he tried to look forward, he had nothing and had to go to the sides.

“He struggled a wee bit today to put himself on our team.

“At this point, I’m desperate to get Kante and Jorginho or Kova and Jorginho back together.

“Against good teams, [we need] any two of those three in the centre.”

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