first_imgMladen Petric scored on his Fulham debut after Damien Duff put the home side ahead.Duff slotted home John Arne Riise’s through-ball on 26 minutes before Croatian international Petric’s header crossed the line on the stroke of half-time.Martin Jol also handed a debut to defender Sascha Riethe, with Hugo Rodellega on the bench.Bryan Ruiz joined Petric up front in place of Clint Dempsey, who was left out after Jol admitted yesterday the striker wishes to leave Craven Cottage this summer.See also:The Fulham v Norwich City quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_img(Visited 49 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Birds are as smart as apes, even though long separated in ancestral time according to Darwin.Check out this snowy oil pictured on PhysOrg. It can fly 6,000 miles between the East Coast and the Canadian Arctic. A large male named Baltimore, the article says, was outfitted in 2014 with an advanced transmitter, allowing scientists to follow his movements. This bird can navigate, find food, escape predators like wolves. That takes a lot of brain power and know-how.Scientists are wondering how birds can be just as smart as apes despite having gone their separate ways on Darwin’s tree of life since the first tetrapods climbed out of the water hundreds of millions of years ago in the evolutionary timetable. Scientists find that their brain architectures are remarkably similar in terms of wiring and basic architecture. Even dodos, PhysOrg now claims, were not the dummies they are often made out to be. They “might have been quite intelligent, a new study says.”When comparing the size of the birds’ brains to their body sizes, Gold and collaborators found that the dodo was “right on the line.”“It’s not impressively large or impressively small—it’s exactly the size you would predict it to be for its body size,” Gold said. “So if you take brain size as a proxy for intelligence, dodos probably had a similar intelligence level to pigeons. Of course, there’s more to intelligence than just overall brain size, but this gives us a basic measure.”An article on Science Daily disputes the size proxy. “While ape brains weigh 275 to 500 gram on average, birds, who are just as skilful [sic] despite lacking a cortex, only manage 5 to 20 gram.” It’s not the size but the programming. Yet the article puzzles over the fact that “The mental abilities of corvids [crows, ravens] and parrots are as sophisticated and diverse as those of apes,” an evolutionist from the University of Vienna admits. How can this be? The “Origin of similarities is unknown”—It is not known how these similarities have evolved. Either their last common ancestor passed the neuronal basis to birds and mammals. Or — and the authors consider this more likely — they evolved independently of each other, because both animal groups faced the same challenges. According to the researchers, this would mean that certain wiring patterns in the brain are necessary to boost cognitive performance.Necessity may be the mother of invention, but not for blind, unguided processes. No bird sat around thinking, “I’m going to need this wiring pattern to face this challenge.” The simplest solution is to just go extinct. A hurdle can’t make a human jump over it just because it’s there. To have one group of animals hit upon a working brain by chance is miracle enough; to have two groups arrive at it multiplies the miracles beyond belief.Evolutionary theory fails within the Class Aves, too. PhysOrg reports that penguins have not suffered brain loss due to the loss of flight. There are differences between the skulls of fossil penguins and modern penguins, but these cannot be accounted for by the change in habitat or lifestyle.It’s difficult to know why modern penguins’ brains look different than their ancestors’ brains, Proffitt said. It’s possible that millions of years of flightless living created gradual changes in the brain structure. But the analysis shows that these changes are not directly related to initial loss of flight because they are not shared by the ancient penguin brain.Another surprise for evolution is the diversity of early birds from the Cretaceous. PhysOrg describes a new “basal bird from China” that from the artist’s reconstruction looks all the world like a modern tropical bird. It had perching feet, a beak, and the whole suite of flight feathers. Where is the evidence for ancestry in the article’s spring egg song about how it “sheds light on evolution”?Over the past three decades, representatives of all major Mesozoic bird groups have been reported from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota of northeastern China. A new species, Chongmingia zhengi, reported in the journal of Scientific Reports on 25 January 2016, sheds light on the early evolution of birds. Phylogenetic analyses indicate that it is basal to the dominant Mesozoic avian clades Enantiornithes and Ornithuromorpha, and represents a new basal avialan lineage. This new discovery adds to our knowledge regarding the phylogenetic differentiation and morphological diversity in early avian evolution.The source paper finds a lot of “homoplasy” (convergent evolution or mosaicism) in this bird. “The skeleton of Chongmingia highlights the mosaic evolution in early avian history, and demonstrates that the early evolution of birds was complex and homoplastic,” the authors say, attributing the mixture of features to some kind of “evolutionary experimentation” —by whom? The bird? “The unique combination of features present in this species demonstrates that numerous evolutionary experimentations took place in the early evolution of powered flight.” No wonder that bird had good brains. It was a lab researcher.Birds and apes are smart because the same smart Designer designed them both. That fits the observations. Convergence, mosaicism, “evolutionary experimentation” and other made-up phrases do not. They are merely confabulations concocted out of Darwin Flubber, pretending to explain while they sidestep empiricism to maintain a dogma that must be believed, facts be damned.Andrew Sibley discusses the Jehol Biota in a recent article for Creation Ministries International. He shows how evolutionists fudge the dates on different parts of the strata in order to keep their “phylogenetic analyses” in line with the hard data from the fossils. The Jehol was originally assigned to the Jurassic, for instance, but that would put bird evolution too early, so it was reassigned to the Cretaceous. “Instead of adjusting the hypotheses to fit the new discoveries, evidence has been forced to fit the prevailing paradigm, sometimes through misleading interpretations and occasionally through apparent fraud.” He documents examples in the article.last_img read more

first_imgAt Brand South Africa’s Gauteng Stakeholders Workshop in Sandton in August, results from its research projects and insights from global surveys were discussed. The research offers some positive outlooks for the country and the population, with the numbers to back it up.Dr Petrus de Kock discusses the results from Brand South Africa’s latest research at a stakeholders gathering in Sandton, Johannesburg, during August 2015. (Image: Priya Pitamber)• Brand South Africa calls for a single national narrative • Overview: the Gauteng Stakeholder Workshop • Africans abroad keen to return – Homecoming Revolution report • Lead SA’s #Changemakers encourages teamwork • South African economy and business CD AndersonA presentation by Brand South Africa’s general manager for research, Dr Petrus de Kock, as part of the general discussion during the workshop on South Africa’s global and continental competitiveness, examined various internal and global research projects. These included the Domestic Perceptions project, the South Africa Incorporated (SA Inc) initiative, as well as various global economic and reputation indexes on how South Africa was comparing to the rest of the world. Domestic Perceptions This research found the emerging South Africa middle class (the LSM 7-10 group) had increased by 15% over the last 10 years. People were focused on developing their economic standing and choosing to spend what free time remained on family life rather than being involved in the community. A general distrust of government was found among the respondents, particularly when it came to job creation, policy implementation and economic growth, even though respondents believed the country still embodied the spirit of diversity and democracy. The feeling was however, that South Africa was capable of achieving great success.Also, South Africans were generally more positive about the future of the country, particularly for the next generation, hoping that living standards would continue to improve for their children. Over 50% believed in committing (or continuing to commit) to staying in South Africa, no matter the circumstances. Notably, 13% believed in that national commitment, despite not considering it before. Most respondents also committed to the country no matter the situation in the future (74%), but 20% may consider a move out of the country should economic, social and political situations deteriorate.Overall, loyalty remains strong in South Africa, yet younger people may consider moving out of the country to explore better options. The majority of these, however, strongly consider this a temporary move and will ultimately return to South Africa.According to the 2015 Domestic Perceptions research report by Brand South Africa, the emerging middle class (LSM 7-10) has increased by 15% over the past 10 years. (Image: Brand South Africa)As part of Domestic Perceptions, a number of topic-specific papers have been published this year, these include: PatriotismPatriotism is still strong among South Africans. Social and cultural diversity is cited as the main proponent driving this national pride. Of the respondents, 57% believed the media added to the negative perceptions of the country. Other external social influencers, such as TV/radio news and non-digital social interactions, seem to have a more positive effect on the population than online news and social media, despite these being more popular. Most gather the insights and information that form their opinions from traditional media such as television, radio and newspapers, as well as from family and friends.Pride The South Africa pride index is at a considerably healthy 80%, with 61% considering themselves “extremely proud of being a South African”. Respondents cited diversity and democracy, cultural and sport successes and the country’s tourism as the main driving factors of this pride. Detractors of pride, predictably, included crime, corruption and perceived government ineffectiveness.OptimismIn the published research on optimism, titled South Africa: A Brand of Optimists?, measures of national optimism found overall there was a strong sense of hope and confidence among the population, particularly about the future.Despite what the report called “a confrontational public discourse”, most respondents professed that the strides made in education, health care, religious and social tolerance helped to build optimism. The research found most wanted to continue living in South Africa and contribute to the country’s success, with constructive solutions to social, cultural and economic challenges. A quarter of respondents had optimistic outlooks for the future of the country.With an overall Pride Index of 80, the majority of South Africans show a strong devotion to their country, according to the Brand SA Domestic Perceptions report in 2015. (Image: Brand South Africa)Youth The publication A Youthful Population in a Young Democracy, measuring pride, social cohesion and active citizenry among the country’s young people, found the current generation – those who would be upholders of the National Development Plan’s Vision 2030 – showed hope and aspirations for the future. Yet, with 29% of the sample surveyed unemployed – or at least not in full-time employment – naturally concerns about job creation, education and economic growth loomed large for young South Africans.De Kock emphasised that achieving a significant youth optimism percentage was key to helping solve these issues, with over 74% indicating that they wanted to live and work in South Africa and find positive outcomes for these issues.Another point from the research was the youth’s lack of trust in the current political leadership regarding solving the challenges of crime, education, poverty and economic development.Xenophobia After increased xenophobic attacks in the country, Brand South Africa looked to quantify the atmosphere around the issue and among the citizenry regarding foreign nationals and their role in South African life. Titled A Nation against Xenophobia, the report showed a majority of South Africans condemned any and all attacks on foreigners.Most of the respondents said they wanted to continue to embrace the principles of ubuntu and respect for all people, and take positive action against the violence, including public demonstrations, donating money, time and other relief to those affected by the violence. Most also wanted to create a proactive discourse with the public and the government to deal with the challenges of xenophobia.Respondents felt that the media had profiled South Africans as unwelcoming and violent, which they thought was inaccurate. The social activation of the country’s citizens in response to the xenophobic attacks, most respondents felt, helped to increase the exposure of the violence and pace of relief and positive reinforcement of the ideals of ubuntu.Competitiveness In the publication Can Competitiveness be Africanised?, competitiveness in the African context was analysed and addressed. The research found that in the definition and conceptualising of competiveness in mere economic terms, there was no consideration for the associated human and environmental factors, as well as the importance of the cultural and social relationships between South Africa and the rest of Africa. According to the report “…in an era of global warming, rising inequality, social displacement and dislocation, competitiveness can ultimately not speak to, or reflect a world of rational market choice”.Competiveness needs to consider and encompass education, health, environmental sustainability and food security in order to enhance the economies of countries, communities and individuals.The economic relationships between the country and the continent are further explored in the section on South Africa Incorporated, below. Other Brand South Africa reports published include Evolving Nation-brand through Collective Heritage and Active Citizenship and Social Cohesion. These can be found on the Brand South Africa website.TV news, friends and family are some of the external influencers that have the most positive impact of the average South African’s national perception, according to the Domestic Perceptions research report by Brand SA in 2015. (Image: Brand South Africa)  Overall, De Kock said, regarding the various research gathered in the Domestic Perceptions project, “you can’t sell the brand of the country without inside buy-in of its people”, and the numbers in the research indicated that, despite their concerns, “South Africans are willing to take action, rather than wait for someone else to do so”.  South African corporate governance, managerial and technical prowess, according to Brand South Africa’s SA Inc study, has built a positive reputation for the country in the rest of Africa. (Image: Pixabay)South Africa Incorporated: doing business with Africa SA Inc is another Brand South Africa research project. Designed to examine the country’s exposure in and strategic economic relationships with other African countries, SA Inc measures the impact of South Africa’s economic, social and cultural footprint on the continent.• SA Inc found South Africa was the third largest direct foreign investor in Africa, after the UK and USA, according to the most recent Ernst & Young Africa Attractiveness Survey.• Between 2008 and 2013, the South African Reserve Bank approved 1 000 new investments by South African companies into 36 African countries.• The Industrial Development Corporation alone invested in 41 projects, with an investment portfolio of over R6-billion in 2012.South African corporate governance, managerial and technical prowess, according to SA Inc, built a positive reputation for the country. And South African cultural exports – music, art, cinema and literature – enjoyed a popular presence in the rest of Africa. This resonance went a long way to enhance economic and political relationships between countries.However, one negative aspect gathered from the research found South African businesses and representatives were viewed negatively, as imposing and aggressive, compared to the relatively more tolerant and culturally astute African nations. From a business perspective, more attention should be paid to how South African businesspeople conduct their inter-personal relationships and interactions, specifically when creating market entry strategies, designing an understanding of the diverse business and cultural environments according to the specific country targeted.To curb this challenge, bi-national business chambers should exist where business relationships between countries could be more effectively made and understood. Already the Ghanaian and South African business chamber, assisted by the government, has lifted South African business presence in Ghana. Through the business chamber relationship, partnerships can be more easily initiated, advisers consulted and supplier and service provider relationships strengthened. Knowledge can be shared and networks built in order to create mutually beneficial economic relationships.For more about SA Inc and its findings, find the full report here. South African global reputation and competiveness The Nation Brands Index The Anholt-Gfk Nation Brands Index 2014 – a measure of global perceptions based on six key areas (exports, governance, investment, culture, people and tourism) – places South Africa down one position from last year, at 37 out of 50 countries surveyed. While the country’s overall reputation score improved from 2013, there were perception challenges regarding the tourism economy and the country’s influence in Africa.According to the report, South Africa was still a model consistency, with reputation gains in exports and governance. Investment, too, had gained, but there was still concern over the country’s slow growth in environmental, heritage and technology sectors. Germany, India and the UK viewed South Africa the most favourably.The Ibrahim Index The Ibrahim Index is an annual evaluation of governance of countries in Africa, combining over 100 variables, assessed by various independent African and global bodies. The data collection is the most comprehensive and authoritative source for governmental authority. The data are used for economic purposes but also for assessing the rollout and success of government policies. This year, the South African Ibrahim rating was a mixed, but ultimately balanced assessment.Ranked fourth overall, South Africa was the best in public management and third in gender equality, and it maintained good records for rule of law, human development and health care services.Improvements had been made regarding infrastructure, sustainable economic development and rights participation. There had been a significant drop in confidence regarding national security and personal safety issues. Ultimately, though, South Africa maintained a sustained and reputable presence on the continent.Other global research projects include the World Bank Ease of Business Index (South Africa: 43rd overall), UNDP Human Development Index (South Africa: 118th globally) and the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook (South Africa: 52nd out of 60 countries – it made overall improvements for competitiveness, infrastructure and economic performance, while dropping in the rankings for government and business efficiency).These reports are available to read on the Brand South Africa website, along with detailed breakdowns of all the research mentioned in this article.last_img read more

first_imgSushil Kumar, 27, Freestyle Wrestler Never did this Jat bus driver’s son imagine that he would be the worldwide poster boy for wrestling, but his hard work and dedication to the sport he has been practising for since he was 12 finally paid off when he was crowned world champion,Sushil Kumar, 27, Freestyle Wrestler Never did this Jat bus driver’s son imagine that he would be the worldwide poster boy for wrestling, but his hard work and dedication to the sport he has been practising for since he was 12 finally paid off when he was crowned world champion recently.The Journey: It was in 1998 that he was noticed internationally when he won the gold medal at the World Cadet Games in Poland. This was soon followed by another gold at the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship in 2000 and the Arjuna Award in 2007. Though he ranked seventh in the 2007 World Wrestling Championships, he managed to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing where he won the bronze medal. Finally, this week, he became the first Indian wrestler to hold the title of world champion.The Mission: To win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Then to train for the Olympics and return with a gold. The Challenge: Being the son of a bus driver, this medal has made his the latest rags-to-riches story. From training in mud pits to sleeping in one room with 20 other boys training to be wrestlers was not easy. “I have always been happy with what God has provided for me and my family. I know I’ve to make the most of it.”The Muse: His father, Diwan Singh, a pehelwan (wrestler) and his cousin, Sandeep, also a wrestler. He accompanied them to the akhara and started training professionally when he was in Class VII.The Mentor Arjuna award-winner Satpal, under whom he trained for almost 13 years. He holds Satpal, who was unceremoniously pushed out of the frame by Sports Minister, M.S. Gill during a photo session with Kumar after he won the championship, responsible for inculcating dedication and discipline in him. “Coach sahab is like a father figure to me. I have trained under him since I was a child. He has been my greatest influence and support.”advertisement”He is a dedicated wrestler. I see him practising beyond training hours. He has changed the face of Indian wrestling from being the badmaashon ka khel (the game for troublemakers) to a respected sport that is the country’s pride.”Vinod Kumar, Coach at Commonwealth training camplast_img read more

first_img“Look at all those banners up there,” Beilein said, pointing toward reminders of the 2016 NBA championship, Eastern Conference titles and division crowns won by the Cavs — most of them in the past decade. “It’s been done before. Why can’t it be done again?”This basketball renaissance man is ready for his next recovery project.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSaying he won’t use the word “rebuild,” Beilein was introduced Tuesday by the Cavs, whose surprising choice of the 66-year-old was met with skepticism only by those who haven’t crossed paths with him over his more than four decades as a coach.Cleveland’s expansive search ended last week with someone who has won at every level in college — most recently during a 12-year run at Michigan — and will now see if his team-first, family-oriented style can work in the pros. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “He’s all the things you would want in a head coach,” Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said.Even before being escorted onto the podium by general manager Koby Altman, Beilein showed his eagerness to turn around a team whose run of four straight finals ended this season following the departure of LeBron James. The Cavs went 19-63 and parted with two coaches.About an hour before the news conference, Beilein peeled off his suit coat, went onto the floor and rebounded for Cavs forward Larry Nance Jr., one of the team’s core players. Moments later, he chatted with point guard Collin Sexton, who had just gotten off a plane from the Philippines and was soon practicing a jump shot that improved dramatically during his rookie season.Beilein’s first public moments as Cleveland’s coach couldn’t have gone better.He was joined by his wife, Kathleen, who has been with him every step of the way of a coaching career that began at Newfane Central High School in New York. All four of their children were in attendance along with four grandchildren, including grandson Johnny, who recently revealed to his grandpa that the Golden State Warriors are his favorite team.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Luka Doncic, Trae Young unanimous NBA All-Rookie 1st-teamers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments “Coaches, we don’t complain on paydays,” he said. “That’s part of this job. You have to get it done and that’s part of it. I’ve been able to stay away from that and that’s the only plan here: We’re going to get this right and I’m going to coach as long as I can coach and I hope that’s a long time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Independence, Ohio. Beilein left Michigan after a successful 12-year run for what will likely be his last coaching stop, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who believe the 66-year-old can accelerate their rebuild. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — High on a wall and across the courts from where John Beilein was sitting, the Cavaliers’ basketball history stared the new coach in the face.He wants to make it richer.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44US transit worker saves man who fell on rail track01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “Here’s the good news,” Beilein said. “Before we were hired here, Cavs were No. 20 on the list. Now he says we’re all the way up to No. 2. So that’s good.”Beilein said coaching in the NBA was never on his bucket list. While he accomplished everything in college coaching, the exception being a Division I NCAA championship, Beilein says he would have had no regrets had he finished his career at Michigan.But the chance to bring back the Cavs was too much to pass up. His courtship with Cleveland was a whirlwind. An initial meeting with Altman quickly escalated to Gilbert sitting in his kitchen to work out a five-year contract.As in previous stops at Le Moyne, Canisius, Richmond, West Virginia and West Virginia, Cleveland offers a challenge.“Rebuild is not a word we’re going to use here, I saw it more as a renaissance,” he said. “Let’s just change and let’s see what we can through different trial and error. It was one (job) that was appealing to me. Every single time that we’ve decided to do this, some people would say with every job, and probably with this one, ‘What are you crazy? Why are you doing that? And I say exactly that, opportunity and challenges go hand in hand.”Beilein credits much of his success to his ability to connect with young players. He’s changed with the times, adjusted to latest trends. He does have some old-school ways, but he’s also open to new ideas, supplementing his message with analytics.“You can get too analytical as well,” he said. “I want to find the sweet spot, the ones that have been important to me for years and the ones that are important to NBA basketball and try to blend those two.”There’s another constant in Beilein’s career — job security. He’s never been fired.“That’s right,” he said proudly, joking that Gilbert should handle the question about his reasons for taking the job.Beilein said he’s never worried about anything but the present.last_img read more

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has a potential conundrum on his hands after influential midfielder Jorginho was rendered impotent for the first time this season by Everton’s Marco Silva.The £57 million signing from Napoli is pivotal to everything Chelsea do in, and out of, possession, elegantly moving around the pitch to dictate the tempo of his team’s play with one or two-touch passing.But, in Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Everton at Stamford Bridge, he was frustrated by Silva’s tactics. Though Everton were unable to claim a first win at Chelsea since 1993, Silva’s plans restricted Jorginho to such an extent that he recorded his lowest number of passes – 50 – since moving to the Premier League in the summer. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison were diligent in nullifying his talents which led to so much frustration for Jorginho that he was lucky not to be sent off for a reckless tackle on the Icelandic midfielder in the first half.Andre Gomes and Idrissa Gueye completed Jorginho’s cage as a concerted effort ensured that the go-to option of finding the Italy international was not available to Chelsea.And, when asked about whether stopping Eden Hazard was key to his side earning a point at Stamford Bridge, Silva turned the focus to the midfield metronome.Jorginho passes in the PL:Huddersfield – 66Arsenal – 99Newcastle – 173B’mouth – 79Cardiff – 92West Ham – 180Liverpool – 73S’hampton – 91Man Utd – 74Burnley – 102Palace – 107Everton – 50#CFC— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) 11 November 2018“To be honest with you, if you come here just to stop Hazard, it would be the first mistake you make,” Silva said at Stamford Bridge. “We came here not just to stop Hazard, we came to stop Chelsea as a team.”I understand the question as you are talking about, in my opinion, the best Premier League player so far. But we showed this shape, we blocked one player and that’s Jorginho. We blocked well Jorginho and, in my opinion, he is one of the key players in Chelsea this season.”Of course, Hazard can create problems in each moment of the match. In some moments, we blocked him and in other moments he created problems for us. It is normal for a fantastic player like him. “It was one of the keys to block Jorginho. It was fantastic work from Sigurdsson and Richarlison in the first moments and then with Gomes and Gueye. My opinion he is one of the keys in Maurizio’s system and model this season.”He controls all the match with and without the ball for Chelsea.”Marco SilvaJorginho’s unique skillset often leads him to be described as a regista, a player who you run your entire game through. In the 0-0 draw at West Ham in September, Jorginho broke the Premier League record for both touches and passes in the game.He will continue to be key and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was the first man to target the central midfielder when facing Chelsea. Everton mastered it more than their rivals and Jorginho was hauled off in the 66th minute for his deputy Cesc Fabregas as Chelsea chased the win.Stopping Jorginho was a priority for Serie A sides who faced Napoli, where he was equally central to his team’s style of play but this match at Stamford Bridge was his first sub-par performance for Chelsea.Usually, Jorginho ghosts away from any marking effort, with his ability to find space even when targeted showcasing his football brain. Perhaps he was tired after a midweek display in Belarus against BATE, with Fabregas missing that match after being taken ill.There are also questions remain over whether N’Golo Kante is best suited in a more attacking role on the right of midfield, with huge competition for places as Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, Fabregas and Mateo Kovacic figure among Sarri’s options.Silva has created a worry now for Sarri, with a blueprint for other managers to face the tactically consistent Chelsea. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more