Jorginho sets incredible Premier League record in his third appearance for Chelsea

Jorginho sets incredible Premier League record in his third appearance for Chelsea

- Jorginho joined Chelsea from Serie A side Napoli during the summer transfer window

- The 26-year-old has been impressive under the club's new Italian boss Maurizio Sarri

- The midfielder played an important role pivotal in Chelsea's 2-1 win over Newcastle United

Chelsea new summer signing, Jorginho, on Sunday, August 26 continued his impressive start for the Blues in his third Premier League appearance for the club against Newcastle United.

The midfielder set an incredible record for Chelsea during the match even as the West London dwellers battled hard to claim a precious 2-1 victory over Rafa Benitez men.

The former Napoli ace who joined Chelsea at the start of the season completed 27 more passes than the whole Newcastle side could manage and edged closer to setting a new record for the most passes completed in a single Premier League game.

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According to OptaJoe, Jorginho completed 86 passes, six less out of a possible 92 in the first half (93.5%), 19 more than the whole Newcastle side combined (67).

The Italian international is now third in Premier League history to complete more passes than any other player after Manchester City duo of Ilkay Gundogan ( 167 vs Chelsea) and Fernandinho (164 vs Everton).

Cesc Fabregas, who is currently injured, was the Blues' previous pass master, having completed 144 passes against West Brom, four years ago.

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Interestingly, Jorginho has played important role for Chelsea since arriving with compatriot Maurizio Sarri for a reported fee of £57 million in the summer window.

The 26-year-old has now emerged as an integral figure in Sarri's team set up, fitting perfectly into the football tactician's style of play.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Chelsea on Sunday, August 26, continued with their impressive performance this season in the Premier League beating Newcastle United 2-1 at the St James' Park.

The match was a tough encounter for Maurizio Sarri's men who had to wait towards the end of the match before DeAndre scored an own goal that gave Chelsea the win.

Chelsea have now won their first three games this season in the Premier League under new manager Maurizio Sarri, and the Blues are now second on the Premier League standings with 9 points.

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