In 2021, Jorginho has been one of Chelsea's best players. The midfielder was instrumental in their Champions League and Super Cup victories. He was also a key player in Italy's victory at the EUROs. Jorginho was named UEFA's best player for his efforts.
Jorginho, on the other hand, has struggled in recent games. In Chelsea's last three games, he has made two errors that have resulted in goals. In the midfield, he is not his usual commanding self. Here are some of the reasons for his recent poor performance:
Jorginho, who had a very busy summer, entered the new season possibly exhausted. Tuchel intended to rotate his midfielders, but injuries prevented him from doing so. Kante's injury issues are now causing concern. Kante has been injured 12 times since the start of the 2019/2020 season, missing 38 games. Kovacic is another player who has been injured. He was recently diagnosed with COVID 19, which means he will be out for a few days. These players were supposed to rotate in the middle with him.
Another reason is Saul's mediocre performance. The on-loan Atletico Madrid midfielder could have been the ideal replacement for Jorginho. However, he has yet to find his feet at Chelsea. His performances have been mediocre.
Tuchel has overused Jorginho as a result of these factors. He was recently diagnosed with a back injury.