Passing impact at Chelsea - football

Passing impact at Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri has made a fantastic start in London and is now really starting to get the best out of the squad. His playing philosophy was successful in Italy and led to the rise of Napoli to challenging Juventus for the Serie A title. The fact he brought Jorginho over with him just shows the esteem he holds him in, with his team being led from the middle from the playmaker.Chelsea currently sit joint top of the Premier league with last season?s runner away winners Manchester City, and the attacking force of Liverpool, just showing how far they have progressed. Punters have now been getting behind them at in which they are now around 7/1 to go on and lift the title. They have completely changed their style of play; in which they are virtually passing themselves into contention for not only a top four spot but the title.Just look at the current Premier league standings for the most passes made. Chelsea have four players in the top seven which is quite remarkable. This is led by Jorginho on 853. Followed by defenders Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta, who have all made around 600 passes each. In their victory away at Newcastle, the home side accounted for just 18% of the possession, with Jorginho achieving 15% himself. He made an incredible 158 passes, which is one every 34 seconds on average. This gives another indication of the major impact he has on the pitch.Most touches in a @premierleague game since 2003-04.Jorginho - 186 v Newcastle, Aug 26 ...
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