Some smart stats man on Twitter (@MarcusBr22) has been comparing midfielders across Europe’s top 5 leagues, and he’s come up with some interesting data for Chelsea fans.
You can see the chart in the image embedded here:
You’ll see Jorginho in a vaguely top right area, meaning he’s above average for defensive contributions and for “ball progression.”
Kante has slightly fewer numbers defensively, and a decent chunk fewer ball progressions.
We don’t think that Jorginho is really Chelsea’s best midfielder – far from it – but the fact that he’s up there in both sides of the game shows that maybe there’s more to him that some give him credit for.