Jorginho breaks Premier League record for most passes without an assist, fuelling Chelsea fans’ anger at Sarri favourite

CHELSEA star Jorginho has set a new Premier League record for the most passes made in one Premier League season without recording a single assist.

The Italian midfielder was signed by Maurizio Sarri from Napoli for a whopping £50million.

Jorginho has set a new record for the most passes in a Premier League season with recording an assist
Jorginho has set a new record for the most passes in a Premier League season with recording an assist
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But despite a fine start to life at Stamford Bridge, Jorginho’s form took a huge dip as he struggled to keep up with the pace of the English game.

However, he has since turned a corner and was instrumental in recent fine performances against Spurs and Manchester City.

Unfortunately for the ace though, who operates at the base of a midfield three to provide a platform for his attacking teammates, he is yet to set up a goal at his new club.

And to make matters appear worse, Jorginho now has the most passes in a single Premier League season without recording one assist.

However, the ace appears to have improved the defensive side of his game
However, the ace appears to have improved the defensive side of his game
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After last night’s 2-0 win over Tottenham, Jorginho has made 2332 passes from his deep-lying spot on the field.

That’s over 100 more than the next in line, Swansea’s Leon Britton during the 2011/12 campaign.

While Birmingham’s Barry Ferguson recorded 2168 passes during the 2009/10 season.

However, it’s clear that Jorginho’s role is changing under Sarri, as stats from last night’s win over Spurs show.

Chelsea abandoned possession to record just a 46.6 per cent share of the ball.

And Jorginho made less passes than both Mateo Kovacic and Marcos Alonso, with his 52 passes just two more than N’Golo Kante.

Jorginho won a game-high six tackles, two more than Alonso and three more than captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

Jorginho also recorded a game-high four interceptions, showing that he is growing into a more defensive role.

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