- Jorginho has been ruled out of Chelsea next two Premier League matches
- The 28-year-old has picked up an accumulated ten yellow cards so far this season
- The Italian star will now miss Everton and Aton Villa games
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho will not be available for his side in their next two Premier League games due to suspension.
The 28-year-old Italian star picked up his tenth yellow card of the season during the Blues 2-2 draw against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium last month.
Briefly.co.za learned that he will miss the game against Everton at Stamford Bridge next weekend, followed by their trip to Villa Park on March 14.
Apart from missing his side's next two EPL matches, Jorginho has also been ruled out of their Champions League second leg round of 16 encounters against Bayern Munich this month.
Baring in mind that the first leg ended in favour of the German League side who smiled home with three goals and would be hoping to seal their qualification in the remainder of the tie.
This will further put Lampard under seious pressure with top-four chase jeopardy as they are just four points ahead of Man United after their 2-2 draw against Bournemouth on Saturday.
Jorginho will definitely be missed by the Blues legend having played 26 EPL matches - scoring four goals and two assists so far this term.
Lampard will now have to find a suitable replacement for one of his dependable players until his return against Manchester City later this month.
While the Red Devils will be hoping they can close the gap with a win when they batter Everton at the Goodison Park this afternoon.
Marcos Alonso was the hero for the visitors after scoring a brace to cancel out goals from Jefferson Lerma and Joshua King.
The Spaniard has now scored four goals and two assists in just ten Premier League appearances so far this campaign.
Meanwhile, the ex-Napoli star will be available for Frank Lampard's team against Liverpool in the fifth round of the English FA Cup clash on Tuesday, March 3rd.
The Spaniard fell down the pecking order following a handful of torrid performances for the Blues, with his last appearance coming in Chelsea's 2-2 draw to Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
Kepa's lack of indiscipline forced Lampard to continue using Caballero between the sticks and the veteran Argentine shot-stopper is emerging as a regular starter.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY’s news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!