Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed Jorginho’s main weakness and how it can be prevented from affecting the game plan of the team.
Sarri made it known that the Italian midfielder is not very good in open spaces especially when defending despite having some decent game since his arrival from Napoli this season.
With the weakness of the Italian midfielder highlighted and in a bid to avoid exposing him defensively as seen in the game against Tottenham Hotspur, Sarri has instructed N’Golo Kante to stick around Jorginho and protect his flaws.
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"I think he [Kante] played very well. He defended very well," Sarri said. "He needs, I think, to improve a little more from the tactical point of view, but it's natural. In the national team, he usually plays with the two midfielders.
"Last season, sometimes with two midfielders and sometimes with three but in the same position. So I think it's normal he needs to improve.
"Today [his positioning was] better, I think. When the ball was on the other side of the pitch, better. I remember only one mistake in the first half.
"With the ball on the other side, he has to stay very close to Jorginho. Otherwise, it's a big problem for us.
"Jorginho can cut out passes from the opposition, but he's not very good in the defensive phase in open spaces. So I think we need Kante very close to him.”
Up next for Chelsea in the Premier League is the game against Wolves at the Molineux Stadium on Wednesday.