Jorginho and Aguero.

Video of Jorginho trying to keep up with Raheem Sterling's pace

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Chelsea produced a decent performance against Manchester City - well, for the first three minutes they did.

Maurizio Sarri’s side made a bright start to proceedings at the Etihad as they looked to get themselves back in the top-four.

However as soon as Raheem Sterling opened the scoring in the fourth-minute, there was only one winner.

The Blues just didn’t recover from that and with 25 minutes on the clock, they found themselves 4-0 down.

It finished 6-0 to leave Chelsea in sixth as questions continue to be asked about ‘Sarriball.’

The Italian boss is reluctant to change his philosophy, despite the key to the whole system, Jorginho, struggling to have an impact on matches.

The midfielder has often been closely marked and hasn’t been able to build attacks in this Chelsea side like he used to for Napoli.

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Jorginho has been heavily criticised by many in recent weeks. None more so than Rio Ferdinand who, after Chelsea lost 2-0 to Arsenal, said: “He’s not a great defender. Once a game gets like this against the big teams, he gets overrun in midfield.

"He can’t run. So he doesn’t give you anything defensively, and he doesn’t give you anything up the other end of the pitch.”

And that was seen during the 6-0 humiliation against City.

During one moment in the second-half, Jorginho’s lack of mobility was exploited.


Raheem Sterling picked up the ball and the way he breezed past the Chelsea man was simply embarrassing.

Ok, Sterling can outpace almost anyone but the way Jorginho moved is surely a real worry for Chelsea fans.


Take a look:

Deary me.

On Match of the Day 2, Alan Shearer analysed how City were so effective in stopping Jorginho from playing.

"If you stop Jorginho in the middle of the park you've got a very good chance of stopping Chelsea, and I thought they did brilliantly today," he said.

"They set traps all over the park. 'If you want to give it to him then we're there, we're going to put him under pressure - and we'll capitalise.'"

Maurizio Sarri
Jorginho Frello Filho
Raheem Sterling
Premier League
Manchester City

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