Jorginho admission gives Cardiff, West Ham & Liverpool boost – but it’s bad news for Sarri

Jorginho has been a star for Chelsea so far this season.

The Blues pinched the midfielder from the grasp of Manchester City during the summer transfer window and he is already proving to be quite the acquisition.

Under Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea have enjoyed a perfect start to the season, winning all four games, with Jorginho integral in the middle of the park.

The Italian has attempted more passes than any other player in the Premier League, almost 50 more than the next best, Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte.

Not only that, but he has a 92.1% pass success rate, showing he is every bit the midfield general that the Blues have needed.

However, he is a bit too honest for his own good.

The 26-year-old is with Italy on international duty at the moment and was part of the team that drew 1-1 with Poland in the Nations League on Friday night.

He was at fault for Poland’s opener as he lost possession before Piotr Zielinski fired home.

However, he did convert the equaliser from the penalty spot in the second half to secure a draw for his country.

Chelsea host Cardiff immediately after the international break, before trips to West Ham and Liverpool in the Premier League. And Sarri will not be too impressed with what his midfielder said after the Nations League clash, as Jorginho gave an indication to his opponents on how to nullify his threat during games.

Speaking to Rai Sport, Jorginho said: “When you have a man marking you who is paying no attention whatsoever to the rest of the game and only focusing on you, you have to create space for your team-mates.

“I fully admit it wasn’t my best performance and I made a lot of errors, including on the Poland goal. I couldn’t see as much of the ball as usual, so I tried to talk more and direct my teammates towards the spaces.

“I can’t just take the ball and run when I’m man-marked constantly. I could egotistically try to keep the ball anyway, but it’s better for the team if I spread the play and find those who have spaces.”

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