jorginho: 'i am not sarri's golden boy'

16:00    10 Mar 2019

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri (right) and Jorginho
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has dismissed rumours that he is head coach Maurizio Sarri's 'golden boy'.

The 27-year-old, who joined the Blues from Napoli ahead of the 2018-19 season to link up with Sarri in London, has played in all but one of the club's 28 English Premier League games this season.

Ironically, the only game he has missed this campaign, was away to Wolves - the team they face in the league this afternoon. Chelsea lost the reverse fixture 2-1.

Jorginho's arrival pushed star-midfielder N'golo Kante into a more advanced role to suit Sarri's style of play and despite repeated calls from the Blues faithful for the head coach to show some flexibly in his style of play, he has stuck to his guns throughout the campaign.

"I'm not special. I have a completely normal relationship with Sarri," Jorginho told The Guardian.

"I don't go out for dinner with him. I don't go round to his house. I am just a player who can help him do the things he wants his team to do.

"He's shouted at me when I've got things wrong, just as he has everyone else. I certainly don't consider myself to be his golden boy."

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