Jorginho Brilliantly Directs N'Golo Kante Before Playing Inch Perfect Pass

Chelsea fans will be very pleased with new signing Jorginho after he was spotted brilliantly instructing N'Golo Kante to go forward before playing an inch perfect pass to the Frenchman just seconds later in their final pre season match.

Pep Guardiola really wanted to sign Jorginho in the summer. Considering how good Manchester City were last season you had to reckon that the former Napoli midfielder was something special if he could improve Guardiola's side.

However Jorginho didn't join the Premier League champions. Instead when Chelsea appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new manager the midfielder decided to follow his boss in Naples to Stamford Bridge.

That's quite the coup for the Blues as they try to get back into the top four this season and close the gap to City at the top of the table after Antonio Conte's second season at the club was not a success and he was sacked.

The gap though was very evident last weekend with City beating Chelsea 2-0 in the season's curtain raiser, the Community Shield, with Jorginho unable to have much impact.

Just a couple of days later though and the Brazilian born Italian was showing his class with a few seconds of genius, instructing N'Golo Kante to run forward before playing him in for a one-on-one:

The moment came just after the hour mark in Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Lyon in their final pre season game before they open their Premier League season away against Huddersfield on Saturday.

The match with the Ligue 1 side went to a penalty shoot-out, as part of the International Champions Cup, and new signing Rob Green was the hero as he saved the only penalty not to be scored in a 5-4 win.

Rob Green saves a penalty. Image: PA Images
Rob Green saves a penalty. Image: PA Images

Unfortunately for the veteran goalies it's unlikely to actually help him get any game time for his new club, especially with Chelsea expected to make Kepa the most expensive goalkeeper ever shortly.

If Jorginho can have more of that affect on his team it will be an extremely good signing, Pep Guardiola might be looking on with some envy.

Ryan Sidle

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