TOTTENHAM HAVE NOT SUPPORTED MOURINHO ENOUGH
Mourinho has worked wonders in second seasons at all of his clubs, barring Manchester United. The start was reminiscent of his previous stints with the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid as Spurs topped the league in December. However, injuries to some key players and visible holes in the squad have made life difficult for the Portuguese and his side.
Harry Kane’s absence has taken a massive toll on the attack and the only natural striker available to Mourinho is Carlos Vinicius. Despite being linked with some fine names, Spurs went for a cheap option. Similarly, they did not sign an experienced centre-back either and Eric Dier has committed numerous errors. It is fair to say that only Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Sergio Reguilon have been significant signings.
JORGINHO PUT IN A SOLID DISPLAY IN THE ENGINE ROOM
Jorginho has had Tuchel’s faith and started each of the manager’s three matches in charge. He put in a terrific performance against Spurs on Thursday. While his goal was the decisive instance from the match, the Italian totally dominated the midfield and his work-rate helped Chelsea in easily bypassing Tottenham’s mid-block.
The former Napoli midfielder did not have much to do defensively due to the presence of three central defenders, but he did play a crucial role in advancing the ball through the second zone. Jorginho resisted pressure really well and also created some great attacking opportunities for the likes of Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount in the second-half.