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Jorginho gives a reason for derby day setback against West Ham

The midfielder is also hoping for a response on Wednesday night…

Chelsea may have fallen some way short of our fluid best this season when losing to West Ham yesterday with a performance manager Frank Lampard described as below par, but Jorginho reckons the story would still have been different with more ruthlessness in front of goal.

The 27-year-old was playing his 50th Premier League match in what is less than a season and a half in England. He is one of the players who was involved in the intense contest in Valencia three days before this weekend’s London derby and he is doubtful that Champions League match had a significant impact on the Premier League defeat.

‘Tired? I don’t think so. Maybe yes, but we created some chances and we did not score when we should and I think that is the problem,’ is the Jorginho verdict. ‘You can create so many chances and when you create you have to score.

‘I think we need to be more clinical when we create a chance. We didn’t and we concede a goal and then West Ham were so closed after they scored and it was difficult.

‘They [West Ham] played well. They had some chances and they scored.’
 

‘We are disappointed for the result and now we look to another game in three days.’

As is the nature of football, there is not long for the Blues to stew on yesterday’s setback, with Aston Villa the visitors to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

‘Of course we need to be confident and we will prepare for that game, we want to win that game,’ Jorginho declares.
 

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