With four games played in the Premier League, Jorginho is already way out ahead of the competition’s leading passer of the ball.
Chelsea beat Bournemouth 2-0 to keep up their 100% record in the division so far and stay apace of Liverpool and Watford. All three teams have taken a maximum 12 points from in the opening few weeks of the season.
At the full-time whistle at Stamford Bridge, Maurizio Sarri’s Italian playmaker once again found himself at the top of the table for passes, with Manchester City team in action later in the day.
However, the champions have not been the league’s most prolific users of the ball so far. That honour falls to Chelsea with David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger second and third in the rankings, respectively.
The top passer for Pep Guardiola’s team ahead of their game was Aymeric Laporte. His total stood at 250 passes.
Jorginho already has 418 for the season. No other player has made more than 349.
What’s more, he is also top of the list for passes per 90 minutes too in midfield, with 104.5, and Chelsea are well-represented when it comes to this metric too. Mateo Kovacic is second to his teammate with 96.2.
This means that every single game, Jorginho is averaging over 100 passes per 90 minutes. Not bad. Not bad at all.
It’s exactly why Sarri wanted him, and exactly why Chelsea wanted Sarri.
Even if the Italian needs more time to turn the Blues into title-winners once again it’s clear that his impact is being felt on the pitch at Stamford Bridge, in terms of how his team play as well as in the results.