When the summer transfer window eventually is here, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard will have some big decisions to make during this period. One judgement he will have to make is whether or not Jorginho has a future at the club. There have been questioning marks on his ability and if he is capable of matching the Premier League’s high-intensity play.
Since arriving at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2018, the Italy international has made a fairly decent impression – only in his second year at the club. Of course, he was an essential cog of former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri’s plans as he tried to implement his football philosophy last campaign.
However, now having two years of football at Chelsea, the 28-year-old at times has looked vulnerable in the defensive phase of the game. Nevertheless, he has been part of a strong midfield at the club this season, forming a strong partnership with Matteo Kovacic in the double pivot.
But, Lampard will not be wanting to go into the transfer market if Jorginho were to leave the club there are other positions that need addressing. As predicted, there have been links with the midfielder and a reunion with Sarri at Juventus which would be a third spell under the Italian.
Lampard will know he can call upon youth once again as he has a ready-made replacement in his squad. The former Chelsea midfielder has already suggested that Gilmour can well play in the position that Jorginho has certainly adopted as his own in recent seasons for the Blues.
How Does Gilmour Compare to Jorginho?
Similar to Jorginho, the Scot is steady playing with the ball, having an eye for a killer pass, receiving the ball and spraying the best pass. He’s able to do all this while showing work-rate and determination in the centre of midfield.
At 18, Gilmour has only burst onto the scene at a good age. Given the right growth and opportunities in the first-team, Chelsea could see the young Gilmour emulate Jorginho at club level. When selected, he has shown bags of quality in Chelsea’s last two matches before the coronavirus pandemic halted the football calendar. Ahead of him lies a world of possibilities and a permanent starting spot in Frank Lampard’s midfield as part of the youth revolution at the club.
Continuing his development and showing the right attitude in training, Lampard will utilise his attributes and could potentially have an illustrious career at Chelsea, just like his manager did in his playing days.