Chelsea news: Jorginho leads way with most touches in Premier League so far

CHELSEA are enjoying life under Maurizio Sarri.

Jorginho has had the most touches in the Premier League so farGETTY

Jorginho has had the most touches in the Premier League so far

The Italian replaced compatriot Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge this summer.

And he has hit the ground running, guiding the club to wins in each of his first four games in charge.

An opening day triumph away at Huddersfield was followed up by a dramatic late home win over Arsenal.

Then, the Blues sneaked another contentious victory late on at Newcastle before brushing aside Bournemouth at the Bridge.

“Jorginho has registered a whopping 465 touches for Chelsea so far”

Another new Chelsea man who has settled in nicely is Jorginho.

The former Napoli midfielder followed old boss Sarri to West London this summer, turning down the chance to join Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

And in his first four matches for the Blues – wherein he has played every minute – Jorginho has registered a whopping 465 touches.

That’s the most in the Premier League so far.

In fact, Chelsea make up half of the top 10.

Marcos Alonso – who has also enjoyed a terrific start to the new campaign – comes in at third behind Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte (407) on 403.

His fellow Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta sits behind another Man City man Benjamin Mendy (401) on 398 touches.

David Luiz (380) and Antonio Rudiger (375), centre-back partners in every game of the Sarri era so far, are also in the top 10.

The other three top-flight players in the top 10 are Liverpool duo James Milner (395) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (369), as well as Fulham midfielder Jean Michael Seri (375).

Next up for Chelsea after this weekend’s international break is a clash with Cardiff at Stamford Bridge on Saturday 15 August.

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