4-1-2-3: How Maurizio Sarri plans to field Jorginho and Kovacic in midfield

Chelsea completed a loan move for Croatian midfielder known as the “raging bull” Mateo Kovacic, as part of a deal that saw Thibaut Courtois head the other way.

The Premier League will soon be underway, and new boss Maurizio Sarri will be impressed with Chelsea rush hour deals this summer.

The Italian tactician successful snapped up Jorginho from Napoli following his arrival, and has managed to get Mateo Kovacic on a season-long loan deal.

Atletic Bilbao 6ft 2 shot-stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga has also joined the Blue for a reported world-record fee of 71 million pounds.

The arrival of Sarri will see the Blues change from their traditional 3-4-3 system introduced by Antonio Conte, to the more attacking 4-3-3 style of play.

56-year-old Sarri enjoys dictating the pace of the game, one he’s done with his well acclaimed 4-3-3 system, and having Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic at the middle of the park will see his vision carried out seamlessly.

Jorginho will assume his former role as Sarri trusted enforcer in midfield, a role he held during his three-year spell under the Italian.

The Italian won an impressive average 111 passes per game under Sarri at Napoli, and will be incharge of feeding the ball to the manager three-pronged attack.

Jorginho is expected to play a deeper role than Kovacic. The Madrid midfielder is expected to add energy to the play, comfortably hurling balls across to attacking team-mates and threatening with bursting runs up the field.

With both players dictating Chelsea’s play this season, as seen in Jorginho’s game against Manchester City in the Community Shield, fans will be excited they will have a feel of the exciting sarri-ball.

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