Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has said that midfield ace Jorginho has no more room for improvement. He also said that he does not think the player could improve any more having played under his tutelage for the last four seasons.

Speaking to the media ahead of the needle clash against Arsenal, the Italian gaffer said, “Jorginho played with me for four seasons. It’s very difficult for him to improve more.”

He added, “He played very well for 20 matches, I think. He’s the player in the Premier League who has touched more balls [than anyone else]. Now, maybe, in the last two matches, he was a little bit tired.”

Sarri also said, “He moved the ball a little bit [slower] than before, but I think that it’s normal. You cannot stay at the top for 60 matches, so it’s normal to have a different period, a period when you are not so lucid as usual. But it’s not a big problem. Of course, it’s the reason I said we needed a replacement for Cesc.”

The Chelsea manager also said that it is not the time for Chelsea to change the tactics. He said, “We are not ready. I can change when we are at 100 percent in what I want to see. If in 4-3-3 we are at the top, we can try to change. Like in Naples last season, when we played in the last period also in 4-2-3-1. But not at the moment. We are not ready.”

He added, “It’s very difficult to say a percentage but, in England, it’s very difficult to arrive at the top because this one was the first week without three matches since August. So, for the first time in the last four months, we had time to try to improve. It’s not easy in this situation to improve a lot in such little [training] time.”

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