A section of Chelsea FC fans have heaped praise on the performance of midfielder Jorginho during the club’s 2-1 comeback win over Arsenal in the Premier League.
The Blues were outplayed for the opening half an hour at the Emirates Stadium where the Gunners scored through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after a poor bit of defending from Emerson.
As such, Blues boss Frank Lampard decided to make an early substitution with the entry of Jorginho onto the field and the Italian’s presence helped the Blues gain more possession of the ball.
The 28-year-old was very lucky to escape second booking after a clear foul on Matteo Guendouzi in the second half but he managed to get over the situation and bagged the levelling goal after Bernd Leno’s goalkeeping mistake.
Tammy Abraham completed the late comeback with the winning strike in the 87th minute but Jorginho has earned most of the plaudits after he managed a 100 percent success with his long balls and made the most interceptions (6) than any other player on the field.
Jorginho has recently struggled for gametime from the starting lineup with Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante being the preferred picks in the centre of the park under Lampard.
However, the derby performance should definitely guarantee him with a regular starting role as the club heading into the New Year. Chelsea FC are fourth in the standings with a four-point gap over fifth-placed Manchester United.