Jorginho was the scapegoat of the negative impotent football Chelsea were playing under Sarri. Under Lampard he is vice-captain and putting in performances that have fans singing his name.
The change in fortunes has been dramatic who shone early in his debut season before becoming the scapegoat for poor performances and inconsistent results in the second half of the season.
He was blamed not only for his own performances but also the tactical inflexibility of Sarri who moved N’Golo Kante out of his most effective defensive midfield position to accommodate Jorginho his favoured option.
The frustration of seeing N’Golo Kante trying to charge down the wing whilst we struggled defensively and created few chances drove fans to distraction.
It felt like every time Jorginho had the ball it went less than five yards or backward regardless of where we were on the pitch. When Sarri left his future looked uncertain.
Arrival Of Frank Lampard
The new manager has changed everything.
Chelsea are playing with tactical flexibility, N’Golo Kante is back where he belongs and Jorginho is at the heart of most of the good things that have been happening.
Whilst the focus has rightly been on Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori. Jorginho has been transforming his role in the side and the impact he has been having.
The Italian has been controlling the tempo of games, opening up defences with his range of passing and grabbed the moniker of the club’s preferred penalty taker.
The club has reacted by making Jorginho one of the club’s vice captains reflecting both his improved performances and experience in an extremely youthful squad.
The fans have noticed and it has been great to see the turnaround from a constant point of frustration into one of the star players of the team.
His work ethic and performances have been appreciated with a sure-fire sign of his renaissance being fans chanting his name after the Southampton match.