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23rd Jul 2018

Jorginho posts incredible passing statistics on Chelsea debut

Simon Lloyd

Firstly, to save anyone from reminding us:

  1. Yes, we know it’s only preseason.
  2. Yes, we know it’s only Perth Glory.

Done. Happy now? Good. Let’s continue.

The Maurizio Sarri era is up and running for Chelsea, who recorded a 1-0 preseason victory in Australia on Monday. Pedro scored the only goal of the game against Perth Glory, although the performance of new signing Jorginho certainly caught the eye for many Blues.


The Brazilian-born Italian international followed Sarri to Chelsea from Napoli last week, rejecting the advances of Manchester City.

Although his bow for Chelsea only lasted a mere 45 minutes, the 26-year-old left a real impression on his new club’s supporters – especially with the revelation of the statistics below.

98 passes in the first 45 minutes of the game, many of which as first touches. Not bad going at all.

While it’s obvious that Jorginho and Chelsea will face sterner challenges in the weeks and months to come, it’s clear many are already excited about the impact he will have in his first season at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are next in action against Inter Milan in Nice on Saturday, playing Arsenal in Dublin the following Wednesday. They will face Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley on August 5. They will then host Lyon for a friendly two days later before beginning their Premier League campaign away at Huddersfield Town on August 11.