Chelsea star Jorginho breaks Premier League record in West Ham draw

Chelsea star Jorginho breaks Premier League record in West Ham draw

- Chelsea dropped their first point of the Premier League season after playing 0-0 against West Ham at the London Stadium

- The Blues have now slipped two spots on the log behind Liverpool and Man City

- Meanwhile, former Napoli star Jorginho set a record of the most passes in an EPL game after completing 180 passes in the game to beat Gundogan's 174 set in March 2018

Chelsea summer signing Jorginho has set a new Premier League record in his side's goalless draw against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday.

The Italy international completed a total 180 passes during the 90 minute encounter which saw the Blues dropped their first point this season.

Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan held the record which was recently broken after completing 174 passes against Chelsea back in March.

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The former Napoli star also set a new high for touches, recording 191 and passing his own record of 186 set in the victory over Newcastle earlier this season.

He joined the Blues this summer from Italian League side in a five year deal valued at £50 million deal.

The 26-year-old has also scored one once in six appearances EPL encounters for the Stamford Bridge outfit.

He and the new Blues boss Maurizio Sarri both worked together at Napoli - hence the reason he dumped his Man City move for the west London club.

However, the Sarri wants his team to dominate possession and Jorginho is certainly helping them do that, with the stats quite clearly backing up his influence according to TalkSport.

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Chelsea were frustrated on the day, though, as their perfect start to the season was ended by a well-organised West Ham.

Jorginho almost created an opening in stoppage time with a delicious scooped ball into Willian, but the Brazilian squandered the opportunity and summarised Chelsea’s wastefulness in front of goal.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that summer signing Jorginho continued his impressive start for the Blues in his third Premier League appearance for the club against Newcastle United.

The midfielder set an incredible record for Chelsea during the match even as the West London dwellers battled hard to claim a precious 2-1 victory over Rafa Benitez men.

Having joined Chelsea from Napoli at the start of the season, he completed 27 more passes than the whole Newcastle side could manage and edged closer to setting a new record for the most passes completed in a single Premier League game.

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