Jorginho signed a five-year contract at the club in July and is already beginning to show why he is held in the highest regard by our new manager Maurizio Sarri.
This is following playing under him at Napoli as he was the key factor behind their incredible run with Juventus to a near miss for the Serie A title last season.
This £50 million move could prove to be one of the best the club has made in the last decade looking at his incredible performances in the opening games of the season. This has led to many punters backing us for success this season using the latest signup offers.
The Italian spent four successful seasons between 2014 and 2018 at Napoli and was a key member of their rise to becoming one of the top sides in the country. In that first year with Napoli they lifted the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana.
Throughout this successful period he made over 130 appearances scoring on two occasions. However it was his ability to control a game, which continued to gather attention.
Jorginho is the holding force of the midfield and is playing the same role as he did in Italy getting a large amount of the ball throughout the game. This therefore enables him to control the play and allows the players around him to have a lot more freedom as we are seeing with Kante.
This has been seen by many as a strange decision as Kante is not a goal scorer and has shown himself to be one of the top players in that position in the game. This itself shows the esteem his manager holds Jorginho in.
This control of the game is shown in the fact that the Italian has played the ball 338 times in the opening three Premier league fixtures with 311 reaching the target. This incredibly ranks him nearly 100 passes from the next player on the list. A staggering statistic with him even accounting for 15 per cent of possession of the entire game against Newcastle.
Jorginho holds both an Italian and Brazilian citizenship so is eligible to play for both sides however in 2014 he did express his desire to play for Italy. He amazingly has only made six appearances for the national side having only got his first senior call up back in early 2016.
Jorginho was also not included in the final 23-man squad for Euro 2016. He did make an appearance in the second leg of Italy’s defeat to Sweden when they failed to make the recent World Cup for the first time in 60 years.
There is little doubt his continued run of form will now force him to play a starring role in Italy’s attempt to again rise to the top of the international game.
His impact has been instant at the bridge and it is certainly exciting times at Chelsea again. We can now be backed at around 1/3 to finish in the top four and 10/1 to again lift the title behind strong favourites Manchester City and Liverpool.