‘Jorginho is the best midfielder in Europe’ – Mourinho praises under-fire player

Chelsea fans have been heavily critical of Jorginho this season, but their Jose Mourinho believes he is the “best midfielder in Europe”.

The 27-year-old followed Maurizio Sarri from Napoli in the summer and has often been insulted by fans of the Blues.

An unexpected defence of the player came from Mourinho, who praised the Italy international when speaking to beIN Sports.

“For me, Jorginho is the best midfielder in Europe. The way he controls the game, how he recycles the ball in the transitions between attack and defence.

“His ability on the ball when he is under pressure is amazing.”

The former Hellas Verona player has made 50 appearances in all competitions for the London club this season.