Chelsea fans have been hailing one of their struggling stars for delivering a masterclass in their biggest game of the season against Borussia Dortmund.
The Blues were up against it in the Champions League last 16 first leg tie, with Dortmund boasting a formidable attack and a strong home record. But it was one of Chelsea’s own who stepped up to the plate and delivered a performance that will live long in the memory.
Midfielder Jorginho has been a divisive figure since his arrival at Stamford Bridge in 2018, with some fans questioning his ability to influence games. But against Dortmund, the Italian international was at his very best, dictating the tempo of the game and providing a platform for his teammates to build on.
His passing was precise and incisive, while his defensive work was equally impressive. He was a constant presence in midfield, breaking up Dortmund’s attacks and launching Chelsea’s own. He also provided the assist for Olivier Giroud’s opener, with a perfectly weighted pass.
It was a performance that earned him the man of the match award, and the plaudits of the Chelsea faithful. On social media, fans were quick to praise Jorginho for his display, with many hailing him as the best player on the pitch.
“Jorginho was absolutely outstanding tonight,” one fan wrote. “He was everywhere, breaking up play, starting attacks, and dictating the tempo of the game. He was the best player on the pitch by a mile.”
Another added: “Jorginho was immense tonight. He was the heartbeat of the team and delivered a masterclass in our biggest game of the season.”
It was a performance that will have given Jorginho a huge boost of confidence, and one that will have silenced his critics. The Italian will now be hoping to build on this performance and prove his doubters wrong.
For Chelsea, it was a huge result and one that puts them in a strong position ahead of the second leg. But it was Jorginho who stole the show, and the Blues fans will be hoping he can continue to deliver such performances in the weeks and months ahead.