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Lamps urged to sign defensive midfielder is Jorginho leaves Chelsea

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Craig Burley has claimed Chelsea will be “stuffed” if they agree to sell Jorginho and do not bring in another defensive midfielder

Despite being an invaluable member of the side before the coronavirus stopped football from being played, There has been big transfer speculation in the media that Jorginho could leave the club when the transfer window opens up.

He has barely featured for us since the re-start of football and has barely featured in the starting eleven of Frank Lampard, who has preferred the younger players in his chase to get back inside those top four spots.

And the former Napoli star has been linked with a return to Italy, with another reunion with former Blues boos Maurizio Sarri being mooted at Juventus, and Burley believes that another experienced option would be required if Jorginho is moved on.

The former Blues midfielder told ESPN: “Well you’ll have N’Golo Kante to play the defensive role, which looks likely.

“Billy Gilmour’s come in but he’s a young man learning the game and that’s a lot to ask, but he’ll get some game time.

“Kovacic is there, Barkley’s had game time, [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek is back although he’s more attacking.

“But I suppose the answer would be to have protection, if Frank Lampard sees it that way, if there’s an injury to N’Golo Kante, they’re kind of going to be stuffed for somebody who can play a deeper-lying midfield role and protect that back four.”

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