Chelsea news: Sky Sports pundit reveals Maurizio Sarri’s most important player

Chelsea news: Sky Sports pundit reveals Maurizio Sarri’s most important player


CHELSEA star Jorginho is the most important player in Maurizio Sarri’s system.That’s according to Sky Sports pundit Danny Higginbotham Sarri took charge at Stamford Bridge earlier this summer as a replacement for Antonio Conte The Italian’s first dealing in the transfer market was to bring in Jorginho from Napoli in a deal worth £57m And the midfielder has slotted straight into Chelsea’s midfield.“He’s basically the heartbeat of the team now ”Sky Sports pundit Danny Higginbotham Jorginho is being deployed as a holding midfielder, allowing N’Golo Kante to flourish in an unfamiliar box-to-box role Sarri’s sides are famous for their pressing, possession-based style and their ability to quickly get up the pitch as a team, with the system often dubbed ‘Sarri-ball’ And while eyebrows were raised when Kante was relieved of his defensive duties, Higginbotham insists Jorginho is essential for the system due to his familiarity with Sarri’s methods “Yes,” he said when asked if Jorginho makes Sarri-ball tick. Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is trying to implement ‘Sarri-ball’ at Stamford Bridge “I think the one thing is, because he’s played under Sarri before at Napoli, I’m not saying he becomes the on-pitch manager “But he can help the players that were adjusting to the way Sarri wants to play when he’s on the pitch “He’s basically the heartbeat of the team now, as he was eventually at Napoli where everything is going to go through him “He’s got strong runners either side of him, which will create space for him.“He’ll be that deep-lying playmaker and obviously he’ll be expected and asked to be that shield in front of the back four “With regards to N’Golo Kante playing on the right and Jorginho in the middle, we’ve seen Kante do the middle role and is one of the best in the world at doing it Chelsea splashed out £57m to bring in Jorginho from Napoli during the transfer window

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