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Jorginho sets new Premier League record in Chelseas draw against West Ham

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Chelsea's Italian midfielder Jorginho controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Chelsea at The London Stadium, in east London on September 23, 2018. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images
Jorginho set a new record in Chelseas draw against West Ham (AFP/Getty Images)

Chelsea dropped their first points of the season against West Ham but Jorginho set a new Premier League record.

Maurizio Sarris side had won all five of their opening Premier League fixtures before their trip to the London Stadium on Sunday.

But Chelsea struggled to find a way past West Hams stubborn defence and were forced to settle for a point following a goalless draw.

Jorginho, meanwhile, continued to be the metronome at the heart of Chelseas midfield.

And the £57 million summer signing set a new Premier League record by registering 191 touches during the game – which is more than any other player since records began in the 2003/04 campaign.

West Ham United's Felipe Anderson (left) and Chelsea's Jorginho battle for the ball during the Premier League match at London Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 23, 2018. See PA story SOCCER West Ham. Photo credit should read: Tim Goode/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Jorginho had 191 touches of the ball against West Ham (PA)

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Jorginho had held the previous record alongside Manchester Citys Fernandinho when he registered 186 touches in Chelseas 2-1 win over Newcastle United last month.

The Italy international also attempted 180 passes against West Ham – an average of one every 30 seconds – which is more than any other player since Premier League records began.

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