LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 30: Jorginho of Chelsea arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea FC at Selhurst Park on December 30, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has slammed the performance of Chelsea midfielder Jorginho following his performance against Arsenal.

The former Napoli midfielder came in for heavy criticism from Ferdinand after the Blues fell to a 2-0 loss to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny both scored in the opening 45 minutes to condemn Maurizio Sarri’s men to a fourth defeat of the season.

Ferdinand believes some of the blame lies with Jorginho, who was brought to the club by Sarri, after the pair worked together at Naples.

Ferdinand told BT Sport, as quoted by Daily Mail:

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“Jorginho is someone who sets the tempo of the game. You get the ball to him through the middle third of the pitch, he’s very good. How many assists has he got this season? Around 2000 passes, no assists.”

Ferdinand also talked about the Italy international’s lack of impact defensively, where he struggled on Saturday against the Gunners.

He added: “He’s not a great defender. Once again, in a game like this against a big team, he gets overrun in midfield. He can’t run.”

“So, he doesn’t give you anything defensively, and he doesn’t give you anything at the other end of the pitch.”