A case of mistaken identity for Jorginho?
The Italy international joined Chelsea from Napoli last year.
Jorginho and his Chelsea team-mates were on the receiving end of a 4-0 thrashing by Manchester United on Sunday – but was it so bad that the Italian decided to change his name?
The 27-year-old was on the field for three of United’s goals in Chelsea’s miserable Premier League opener at Old Trafford.
He was withdrawn with a quarter of the match remaining, not long before Daniel James put a fourth past the Blues.
On closer inspection the word stamped on his back was Jorghino, rather than Jorginho.
His misprinted replica kit could well become a collector’s item for Chelsea fans as it was Jorginho who forced a penalty shoot-out in Turkey with a successful spot-kick that made it 2-2 in extra time.
Brazil-born Jorginho followed Maurizio Sarri from Napoli to Stamford Bridge in July 2018, featuring in the Europa League final victory over Arsenal that earned Chelsea a place in this year’s Super Cup. Sarri has since left for Juventus, with former Blues midfielder Lampard replacing him as head coach.
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