Italian media urge Chelsea fans to be patient with Jorginho and Sarri
Prominent Italian website Calciomercato comes to the defence of their two compatriots at Chelsea and ask the fans to have a little more faith and refrain from scapegoating the duo.
The role of Jorginho
It was Jorginho, Sarri’s general on the pitch, that helped the Chelsea players adapt to their new manager's style so quickly. However, now opponents have wised up to the former Napoli player by limiting his time on the ball.
It hurts me to hear people criticise Sarri after just 6 months. The man plays only one style which he has successfully done everywhere he has been. He won't change now. At this stage of the season in Pep's first year Man City was worse than us. Look at them now.— Sarrismo™ (@Blue_Footy) 20 января 2019 г.
For many in the media, Jorginho has become a scapegoat for Sarri’s side’s downturn in form. He seemingly personifies his sides endless passing with little cutting edge, as he failed to register any assists all season and only one goal.
The Jorginho debate is tiring. Lol. This is why players like him should not move to PL. Just go to a league where your role is widely understood and you don't have to deal with widespread nonsense because you're not "registering assists" or running around like a headless chicken.— Cerè Calderé (@Cerebrone) 20 января 2019 г.
Too early to judge
Chelsea fans must not lose faith in Sarriball already. The style of football Sarri plays is vastly different from that of his predecessors and before he can be properly judged he must be allowed to bring in his own players that suit his system.
Guardiola wanted Jorginho too, remember?
Chelsea fans should not forget that it is the same Jorginho that Pep Guardiola chased all summer. Man City’s current starter in that position, Fernandinho only has 1 goal and 3 assists in the league this season in a side that has the most goals in the division. Makes you wonder if Jorginho was lining up at the Etihad, rather than a Chelsea in transition, would people look at him differently?