Friday February 1 2019
Sarri rules out Jorginho move

Maurizio Sarri has ruled out moving Ngolo Kante back into Jorginho’s deep-lying role and urged Chelsea fans to give Gonzalo Higuain time.

Many have put Chelsea’s problems under Sarri down to Jorginho replacing Kante as their holding player, while Higuain remains without a goal for the Blues after two appearances.

“Could Kante play in the Jorginho role? Only 20 minutes if I have to defend a result,” quoted the former Napoli boss as saying.

“How do I think Jorginho has adapted? It depends upon what you want from Jorginho. If Jorginho you want the last pass, he has not adapted.

“Jorginho is very able to move the ball, to build up the action, but Jorginho usually plays at 40-45m from the opposition goal, so it’s impossible for him to make the last pass. Jorginho is very good for another job.

“At the moment, Higuain’s not at the very top, physically. In the last 45 days, he played a few matches only. Because of his back, but also because of his involvement in the market.

“So he needs to improve because he is able to accelerate more than now. Then I think that, if he’s able to improve physically, he will be able to be useful for us immediately.”

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