Coach confirm knee injury for Chelsea midfielder

According to Italy manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed Jorginho is out with a knee problem.

In his latest press conference, the ex-Manchester City boss lifted the lid on why Jorginho was omitted for the country’s World Cup qualifiers.

He said: “As regards to the midfielders, we are really in a bit of difficulty in the centre.

“We’re missing Jorginho, who wasn’t well. He’d taken a knock to the knee and he wasn’t fit to play in these games so we didn’t risk him.”

Jorginho’s club teammate Emerson Palmieri was called up to the squad while Chelsea will hope no other player suffers an injury during the break.