Chelsea legend Pat Nevin said Jorginho was “immense” in the 4-1 thrashing of Arsenal which saw the Blues win the Europa League.
The Brazil-born Italy international midfielder has come in for lots of criticism this season as the figurehead for Maurizio Sarri’s style of play.
But he impressed as Chelsea beat their London rivals in emphatic fashion in Baku, Azerbaijan to lift their third European trophy in eight seasons
“Sarri’s built something which is really nice looking and I’ve enjoyed watching it being built,” said Nevin who played for Chelsea for five years from 1983.
“Jorginho was immense. If Jorginho left now, Manchester City would batter the door down to take him. That’s how good a player he is.
“I’d love to see Sarri get another year; he deserves it, to see if he can develop it further.”
Meanwhile, former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas still expects manager Sarri to leave the club.
Fabregas, who left Chelsea in January after a five-year spell at Stamford Bridge, told BT Sport: “Me without any information I don’t think he will be the manager next season.
“With Sarri he bought Jorginho, he bought Kovacic and it was a huge change. With Conte we were playing different football. We were playing five at the back for two years with systematic football.
“He came in and in a small period of time in pre-season he wanted to play 4:3:3, have the ball and maybe at times be a little bit conservative without enough offensive football.
“But he did have a huge change in front of him and was able to do the season and make the Champions League. Winning the Europa is a huge lift for himself and the club.”