Frank Lampard told Chelsea FC star is ‘undroppable’
Blues legend Pat Nevin says Chelsea FC midfielder Jorginho is "undroppable"
Pat Nevin says Chelsea FC midfielder Jorginho is “undroppable” on current form.
The Italy international has been a key of Frank Lampard’s team since the Englishman took over the reins from Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Jorginho’s future at the west London side was initially in doubt given that Sarri signed the holding midfielder from his former club Napoli after his appointment in 2018.
The 27-year-old wasn’t an immediate hit with the Chelsea FC supporters but Jorginho has been steadily winning over the Blues fans with his performances in the past 12 months.
Jorginho has scored one and has made two assists in 12 games in the Premier League so far this season, highlighting his continued importance to Sarri’s successor Lampard.
The Brazilian-born Italian midfielder is competing with Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount and N’Golo Kante for a starting spot in the middle of the park this term.
Former Chelsea FC winger Nevin believes Jorginho is an automatic starter for Lampard.
“It is a tough call now for Frank Lampard every week, deciding who sits on the bench between Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mason Mount,” Nevin told Chelsea FC’s website.
“You could start all four but then Christian Pulisic would have to be sacrificed and that would be harsh as he scored again and is now arriving in the box with the best of them.
“Of course it is a good problem to have and there probably isn’t a ‘right answer’. For different games different solutions will be needed. Most importantly, the starting three will not always be the finishing three, but to be fair no one prefers to be the super sub.
“At the moment Jorginho looks undroppable. When he was subbed against Valencia we suddenly had far less possession. N’Golo has scored one and made one in the last two games as well as playing like his usual super-hero self.
“So it may well be a choice between Kovacic and Mount, which is a tough call that will only get more complicated when Ruben Loftus-Cheek returns.”
Jorginho moved to Chelsea FC in a £57m deal from Napoli in the 2018 summer transfer window.
The former Napoli midfielder has netted six times in 73 appearances in all competitions over the past two seasons.
Chelsea FC finished in third spot in the Premier League table last season.