Women’s reaction: Call for character
Despite a goalless start to the Women's Super League campaign, Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes is confident her squad will rediscover the form which saw them net 102 times last season.
The Italian international's goal on the stroke of half-time made him the 19th Chelsea player to have scored on their first appearance in the Premier League era. Three more - Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Juan Sebastian Veron and Loic Remy - scored on their league debut for the Blues having already notched in the English top flight.
Jorginho follows in the footsteps of some of our greatest players of the past 25 years, including Tore Andre Flo, Juan Mata, Willian, Diego Costa and Pedro. Seven of the 19 scored off the bench, including Alvaro Morata on the opening day of last season and, perhaps most famously, George Weah against Tottenham at the start of the century.
|Mick Harford||15 August 1992||Oldham (h) D 1-1|
|Gavin Peacock||14 August 1993||Blackburn (h) L 1-2|
|Paul Furlong||20 August 1994||Norwich (h) W 2-0|
|Paul Hughes||18 January 1997 (sub)||Derby (h) W 3-1|
|Tore Andre Flo||9 August 1997 (sub)||Coventry (a) L 2-3|
|George Weah||12 January 2000 (sub)||Tottenham (h) W 1-0|
|Mario Stanic||19 August 2000||West Ham (h) W 4-2|
|Boudewijn Zenden||19 August 2001||Newcastle United (h) D 1-1|
|Adrian Mutu||23 August 2003||Leicester (h) W 2-1|
|Claudio Pizarro||12 August 2007||Birmingham (h) W 3-2|
|Florent Malouda||12 August 2007||Birmingham (h) W 3-2|
|Deco||17 August 2008||Portsmouth (h) W 4-0|
|Juan Mata||27 August 2011 (sub)||Norwich (h) W 3-1|
|Willian||6 October 2013 (sub)||Norwich (a) W 3-1|
|Diego Costa||18 August 2014||Burnley (a) W 3-1|
|Pedro||23 August 2015||West Brom (a) W 3-2|
|Pato||2 April 2016 (sub)||Aston Villa (a) W 4-0|
|Alvaro Morata||12 August 2017 (sub)||Burnley (h) L 2-3|
|Jorginho||11 August 2018||Huddersfield (a) W 3-0|
In converting his spot-kick, Jorginho became the eighth player to have scored a penalty on his Premier League debut. The other Chelsea player in that list is Pato. Having scored two league goals in his four-and-a-half seasons at Napoli, Jorginho will now be aiming to improve his Premier League tally over the next 37 games.
Although his team not finding a way through the West Ham defence yesterday meant he fell short of equalling the record of straight league wins at the start of a managerial career at Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri is still able to claim the second best start, and one of the best five commencements to any league campaign at the club overall. Carlo Ancelotti in 2009 still has the outright best lift-off as Blues boss.