Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has said that Jorginho is the bravest player in the first-team squad under manager Frank Lampard. The Italy international was a regular in the holding role during his debut campaign last term but he could not win over the supporters as he was regularly criticised for the side by side passing under Maurizio Sarri.
However, with the change of management, Jorginho has been offered with the license to look for a forward pass and he has now evolved into one of the club’s most consistent performers. Speaking on the club’s official website, Nevin said that he was impressed with Jorginho during his maiden Premier League campaign and the midfielder has taken his performances to the next level.
He told: “To be honest I thought Jorginho was fabulous last season as well and didn’t buy into the no-forward-passing problem being his fault or even true. It was the style of the team and in the end it was successful and as we know, he played more through balls than anyone else in the league bar our own David. There were even a few occasions when he was booed at the Bridge last season and it really upset me. He is the bravest player you will ever meet because of where and how often he takes the ball.”
Jorginho has already earned regular praise from manager Frank Lampard for the distribution this campaign and he has recently been named as the vice-captain of the team behind Cesar Azpilicueta. The Blues have made a poor beginning to the current season as they suffered a dreadful 4-0 defeat to Manchester United on the road.
They have, however, improved on the performances thereafter and they are currently on a four-match winning streak across all competitions. In terms of the league, they have accumulated 14 points from the opening eight games and they are presently behind fourth-placed Leicester City only on goal difference.