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Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri believes Jorginho will flourish once his team-mates become more accustomed to his manager's possession-based "Sarri-ball" philosophy.

That is, if the club are successful in meeting Premier League home grown regulations, which shouldn't be a problem.

Asked by ESPN Brasil how the criticism has affected him, Jorginho replied: "With technology, we see everything [said about us] - and very quickly".

"I am calm because fans are like that: when you don't win, they complain".

"The Kepa situation now is closed".


It was also a positive week for Jorginho, who has become the target for growing criticism from frustrated Chelsea supporters as the centrepiece of Sarri's system but performed well under pressure against risky opposition. Of course it was a very bad experience, but I think we can come out of the situation better than before.

"For the players, I think it was an experience useful for staying more united", Sarri said.

Following Sarri from Napoli to Chelsea was £57 million midfielder Jorginho, who arrived in west London on the same day that the club secured their new manager after protracted negotiations.

Andreas Christensen is pushing for a recall in the middle of the back four but I think Sarri will save him for the Europa League clash with Dynamo Kyiv so David Luiz should continue alongside Antonio Rudiger this weekend.

He added: "I think we need to change three or four players, I don't know how many (precisely)". Also for me, with my staff and players.


The Italy worldwide was booed by Chelsea fans when coming on as a substitute in the recent win over Malmo and he also missed a penalty in the Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City.

"I am in the first season in England, and I started to understand some things", he told Sky Sports. You risk arriving at this moment of the season really very exhausted, more mentally than physically.

So far the defender has played in just seven games for the club and all of them have come during the first half of the season and he hasn't made a single appearance in over three months. "The players ran 15 kilometres on Sunday on average and the average of the last match was 12, so we need to consider it".

"This is football and Claudio said to me: "We all understand how football works".


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