Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has been damning in his verdict of the Blues £57 million summer signing Jorginho, by describing the midfielder as looking ‘like a five-a-side player.’
Jorginho moved to Stamford Bridge soon after Maurizio Sarri was installed as Chelsea boss in the summer after the pair worked successfully together with Serie A side Napoli.
Sarri clearly sees the 27-year-old Italy international as key to his style of play, but his decision to move N’Golo Kante into a more advanced role to accommodate Jorginho at the base of midfield has been widely criticised by fans and pundits.
However, Cascarino does feel that Jorginho is being made something of a scapegoat for Chelsea’s recent poor run of form.
“Jorginho has become a bit of a scapegoat,” Cascarino told talkSPORT.
“The atmosphere towards him at Stamford Bridge, the finger is pointed at him and I feel sorry for him because it’s not just him.
“But he was bought for a lot of money and other clubs wanted him.
“But I look at him and I just think, ‘wow, you look like a five-a-side player!’
“He’s light, he’s got a great touch and moves it around, but any team that smothers him, gets onto him and press him, Chelsea really do struggle then to get the ball to any position and look like a dangerous side.”