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Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has hailed the impact that Jorginho has had at Chelsea so far this campaign.
Few could have believed that Maurizio Sarri would implement his style so quickly. Chelsea are playing the best football in the country and currently sit top of the Premier League table.
Chelsea’s acquisition of Jorginho has aided Sarri’s transition into life in SW6 considerably. He was the orchestra of the manager’s success during his time with Napoli, and looks to play the same role at Stamford Bridge.
Former Liverpool centre-back Carragher, who’s back on the box this season having previously been suspended for spitting at a child, is impressed with what he’s seen from Jorginho thus far.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football show, Carragher hailed Jorginho, who appears to have made quite the impression already. Carragher’s extensive quotes on the 26-year-old have been transcribed by the Express.
“He looks a class act. Now you know why Man City and Chelsea I think were fighting over him. These are the things we are looking at now in terms of passes.”
“Now, I think that’s also a big thing. When a manager comes in, you can already tell his style if he goes with that type of player in his holding-midfield role.”
“A passer, rather than (N’Golo) Kante, who’s more someone who can break things up. He’s moved Kante’s position to bring him in there.”
“I think that shows how he wants to go forward with the team and the quality of this lad. What I want to look at, the big difference with Chelsea, is the pressing high from the front.”
“Now, under Conte and Mourinho, they won Premier Leagues, but sat off teams, which is not a problem, they were successful at it.”
“But this is different. This is from the kick-off from Huddersfield and there’s the circled man Jorginho. Look, he’s already ordering players around, he’s Sarri’s man, he’s the coach on the pitch. Look pushing Kante, pushing, ‘get in’.”
“What I love about this now is very rarely do you see a holding-midfield player really go flying out at the opposition’s holding-midfield player. More often than not he would hold his position there and protect his back four.”
Jorginho is only going to improve as he gets Premier League experience under his belt week by week. His understanding of N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic is yet to fully develop either.
His potential is frightening.