Jorginho broke the PL record for most passes without an assist during Chelsea 2-0 Spurs

Big things were expected of Jorginho when he arrived at Chelsea last summer. 

The midfielder cost £50 million and was tipped to be the man to make the Blues tick under Maurizio Sarri.

Both player and coach swapped Napoli for Stamford Bridge but replicating the success they had together in Italy has been tough for the pair. 

Things started off well, with Chelsea going unbeaten in the Premier League until late November, but the season began to unravel after a defeat to Tottenham at Wembley. 

In the following three months, the Blues have lost another five times and many have suggested that Sarri and his tactics have been found out already. 

Of course, Jorginho is key to those tactics. And with Chelsea’s struggles, criticism has been aimed at their midfielder. 

He’s often been accused of failing to make an impact on the game and when his side loses, many fans point the finger at him. 

Things reached a boiling point against Malmo last week when he was subbed on to boos from his own fans in the Europa League. 

Brutal. But it’s hard to blame Chelsea fans for making their feelings known, especially after recent defeats to Bournemouth, Manchester City and Manchester United. 

After a 2-0 win against Spurs on Wednesday, things seem to be improving at Chelsea, but Jorginho is still struggling and against their north London rivals, he set an unwanted Premier League record.

He’s now made the most passes in one season without registering a single assist. 

After playing 90 minutes against Tottenham, he’s now made a total of 2,332 passes from his deep-lying midfield position without setting up one teammate. 

Jorginho is now far ahead of the player who used to hold that unwanted record – Swansea’s Leon Britton, who made over 2200 passes without an assist during the 2011-12 campaign.

An honourable mention should also go to Birmingham City’s Barry Ferguson too. He recorded 2,168 passes during the 2009-10 season. 

It’s actually quite an achievement to make that many passes without setting up a single goal. But it will probably be a record Jorginho doesn’t want to hold nonetheless. 

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