Chelsea flop Jorginho thanks his teammates in Instagram post

Chelsea signed Jorginho for £50m from Napoli last summer and, almost a year on from when he first signed for the club, it’s fair to say he’s yet to justify his price-tag.

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Premier league ? … third ✔️… now looking forward to the final ?? well done boys ??????

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In his latest Instagram post he has congratulated his teammates after Chelsea finished third in the Premier League.

That was higher than most would have predicted just a few months ago and, with a Europa League Final in Baku to play in two weeks time, it may end up being a successful first season for Sarri in English football.

The Italy international, however, has struggled to adapt to the league, scoring two but not managing a single assist.

To put that in context, Isaac Hayden has more assists and one less goal this season yet he cost Newcastle just £2.6m.

Fair enough, Jorginho was not signed for his goal-scoring expertise. He is in the team to keep the tempo and control the game but in plenty of games this season he has been totally overrun and outclassed.

The main games that stick out are away at Tottenham and Manchester City, where Jorginho was overwhelmed and didn’t offer any protection to his defence.

Another issue with Jorginho is that in order to accommodate him, N’Golo Kante, the best defensive-midfielder in the world, has moved to a box-to-box role.

Now this would be fine if Jorginho contributed in the attacking phase. But the reality is that he doesn’t so is it really worth losing the best of Kante for a player who basically just passes from side-to-side?

Maurizio Sarri, though, seems to rate Jorginho very highly, which is understandable considering he was superb during his time at Napoli.

But in the Premier League he has struggled and not made much of an impact.

His two goals have come against the bottom-two sides and, in games against teams who sit back and defend with ten men, he has struggled to move the ball quickly enough to open up spaces.

For the money spent on him you have to expect more rather than just a player who keeps it ticking over.

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