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Jason

5. Jorginho

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5 hours ago, communicate said:

That is just ok. Usually when you play technical regista their range is like Andrea pirlo or at least Scholes 

Only if you are Pirlo or Scholes... they were considered top top players for a reason, not every technical regista is from their class. In fact such players are quite rare, this is why you can name only a handful of them, who have deservedly become football legends.

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Only if you are Pirlo or Scholes... they were considered top top players for a reason, not every technical regista is from their class. In fact such players are quite rare, this is why you can name only a handful of them, who have deservedly become football legends.
Team playing a purely technical player who is very2 unathletic as base midfield is also very rare unless you are so good like Pirlo.

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7 hours ago, communicate said:

That is just ok. Usually when you play technical regista their range is like Andrea pirlo or at least Scholes 

Did you watch the video? My god. We will just agree to disagree then 😂 probably the only person who will say his passing range is ok...

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He's probably our only untouchable at the minute with the outfielders.

Anyone else we can lose and the team performance by in large won't be too highly affected (even Kante as has shown) but I don't think we will be able to control games the way we have lately even against the likes of Newcastle if Jorginho wasn't playing.

Hopefully Gilmour is being moulded into an alternative because "Sarri's pet" is just as crucial to Lampard's brand of football, if not more so.

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I asked in Ajax match thread, but what was the deal with Jorginho tickling Batshuayi's balls to celebrate the goal? That was a strange celebration.

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8 minutes ago, ZAPHOD2319 said:

I asked in Ajax match thread, but what was the deal with Jorginho tickling Batshuayi's balls to celebrate the goal? That was a strange celebration.

wowowo wtf

just saw this

bizarro world

 

 

BAT HIT CRAZY 

Watch Chelsea star Jorginho tickle Batshuayi’s balls after winner vs Ajax, leaving fans in hysterics

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/10199826/chelsea-jorginho-tickle-batshuayi-balls-ajax/

 

:blink:

 

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The Telegraph

Friday, November 1, 2019

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How Jorginho's passing became vital to Chelsea

By Alistair Tweedale Football writer

Mohamed Salah reacts against Manchester United

How times have changed for Jorginho. For almost the entirety of last season - his first in English football - he was a Granit Xhaka-like lightning rod for criticism of Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea side.

What wrangled for so many was just how much Chelsea - and Jorginho in particular - passed the ball. On and on moves would go. The Italy midfielder would be involved every time. He both attempted and completed more passes than any other player in the Premier League in 2018/19, yet he didn’t manage a single assist. What, the fans wondered, was the need for such a relentless commitment to passing ad infinitum?

Of course there was far more method to it all than Sarri or Jorginho were given credit, but it has nonetheless taken until Frank Lampard’s appointment, an impressive run of goals and a seven-game winning streak for the feel-good factor at Stamford Bridge to reach Jorginho. He is now feeling the love of the Chelsea fans.

Chelsea are more direct under Lampard, so there is less ponderous passing and fewer touches for Jorginho. Play still goes through him, though, and he is noticeably more effective. Not only in the win at Wolves did he finally break his Premier League assist duck, but this season he tops the Premier League for involvement in moves that end with a shot.

Table of stats

More chances have been created in passing sequences that have involved Jorginho than any other player this season, with 46 Chelsea shots culminating from moves in which he played a part. Clearly, there is some point to him, after all.

Jorginho is six clear of his nearest challenger at the top of this table, with Manchester City’s Rodri in second place after being involved in 40 moves that result in a chance. Six of the top eight are, perhaps unsurprisingly, also City players.

The only other non-City player in the top eight is from a club you might not expect to see up here: Brighton’s Dale Stephens, who has been involved in 35 passing sequences ending with a shot. Given Brighton rank 13th for total shots attempted this season, with 86 - meaning Stephens has played a role in more than 40 per cent of his teams attacking moves - he must be considered among the most valuable passers in the top flight.

Way down the list on 22 ‘involvements’ in attacking moves is Arsenal’s best player in this regard, Xhaka. He has endured similar struggles in convincing his own supporters of his worth, but he obviously plays a key role for Unai Emery’s side. Though it might just take him doubling his tally and challenging Jorginho if he is to win over the fans that so deride him.

 

Pick of the week

"Xhaka was wrong in reacting to the ironic cheers when he was subbed. Although he issued a statement on Thursday, it was also a mistake not to issue an immediate apology to try to defuse the tension. But on the list of misdemeanours of recent Arsenal captains, I would suggest it is a relatively tame offence."

Jamie Carragher why the booing of Granit Xhaka is not only an Arsenal issue.

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Bar the penalty (although it was soft and ridiculous to be awarded), he was brilliant again. Loved that he gave Delefou a bit after fouling him 5-10 mins after the penalty because it was very very soft the way he went down. Kovacic edges MOTM for me out the two but again, just between the two of them that wee incident not kicking it out and trying to play in our own box was their only fault for the two of them.

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