SportSarri demands Jorginho back-up after Fabregas exit

02:15  13 january  2019
02:15  13 january  2019 Source:   goal.com

Sarri demands Jorginho back-up after Fabregas exit

Sarri demands Jorginho back-up after Fabregas exit After Cesc Fabregas left the club and Jorginho endured a difficult game against Newcastle, Maurizio Sarri wants midfield reinforcements.

Maurizio Sarri believes Cesc Fabregas "needs to go" and secure a longer deal away from Chelsea. Fabregas , whose contract expires at the end of the season, appeared to bid farewell to English football on Saturday, taking time to wave to the Stamford Bridge faithful following the Blues' FA Cup win over

With midfielder Jorginho following Maurizio Sarri , his former manager at Napoli, to Stamford Bridge ahead of the current campaign, opportunities for Fabregas in the Big goals and outstanding moments of quality, all backed up by the ultimate aim, which is to be part of a successful, trophy-winning team.

Sarri demands Jorginho back-up after Fabregas exit © Getty Images Chelsea midfielder Jorginho

Maurizio Sarri has demanded Chelsea sign a back-up option to Jorginho after seeing Cesc Fabregas depart for Monaco on Friday.

Chelsea stuttered to a 2-1 win over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with Jorginho enduring a particularly frustrating day.

The Italy international saw a lot of the ball and was generally accurate with his distribution, but he appeared to struggle consistently with the more complicated passes.

Chelsea fans seemed to get on his back on a few occasions and Sarri accepts the ex-Napoli player was "in trouble" at times, but he did not take him off as he felt there was no adequate replacement for him on the bench.

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Jorginho and Fabregas would appear to be an awkward fit. Both players need the ball to thrive and without can appear passengers in the game. Sarri has been linked with moves for centre- backs Kalidou Koulibaly and Daniele Rugani, while there is a chance he reintroduces David Luiz after his

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Fabregas would have been that option had the Spaniard not departed for Ligue 1 on Friday, and with the club reportedly stalling on deals for Nicolo Barella and Leandro Paredes, Sarri is eager for midfield options to arrive sooner rather than later.

"Jorginho was in trouble and on the bench there wasn't a player for that position," said Sarri. "I need an option for Jorginho.

"I have no idea [how soon a replacement will arrive].The club is worried, I don't know. The club knows very well my opinion.

"I need the player there, it depends on the club's decision, I think. I cannot do anything more."

Saturday's win was secured by goals from Pedro and Willian either side of a Ciaran Clark header.

It was by no means a convincing performance and Sarri was left in the belief Chelsea have a problem with their mentality.

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As Jorginho holds both Italian and Brazilian citizenship, he was eligible to play for both the Italian and Brazilian national teams. In spite of his positive club form for Napoli, Jorginho was not initially called up to the Italian side under intercept passes, and start attacking plays after winning back the ball.

Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas , has asked manager Maurizio Sarri to change his position in the team, after scoring the winner in their Fabregas admits that he can no longer play every match for the Blues, but hopes he was able to prove to Sarri that he can be more than just back - up for Jorginho .

"It's very difficult to understand. In the last five matches for us it really was very difficult to score," he said.

"[On Saturday] we scored after nine minutes, so the team thought it is very easy. We stopped to play and then we had problems.

"We were not able to react in the right way to the difficulty. [The Newcastle match] wasn't a difficulty. We scored after nine minutes, so we did not have to face difficulty.

"But in the last match, for the first time in Watford, we reacted very well to the 1-1, after the goal in the last minute of the first half.

"I think, apart from the result, we reacted really very well in the last match with Tottenham. [Against Newcastle] we had only to manage a positive situation. I think we need to improve our mentality."

Monaco closing in on Fabregas deal.
AS Monaco appear to be edging ever closer to completing a deal to sign Cesc Fabregas from Chelsea. The Spanish midfielder is high in demand following the opening of the January transfer window and it is reported by the French media that Thierry Henry’s side have moved forward in their pursuit. According to claims from L’Equipe, as cited by GFFN via Twitter, a deal could be tied up between Chelsea and Monaco as early as next week. Fabregas has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge following Maurizio Sarri’s appointment at the club. The former Arsenal star has been utilised only on a sporadic basis, with summer recruits Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho both ahead of him in the pecking order of central midfielders. AC Milan and Fenerbahce have been linked with respective swoops for the Blues man but it seems Monaco have stolen a march on their competitors. The 31-year-old has started just one Premier League game this season.

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