Ashton says the midfielder should be in the conversation for the Ballon d'Or.
"N'Golo Kante was definitely on the list before Euro 2020," he said to TalkSport. "Jorginho should be as well.
"Whether the people who are deciding it look in as much depth as you need to just understand how good Jorginho is, how important he is to Chelsea, how important he is to Italy, that's just another thing."
Ashton added: "If you look in depth at Jorginho, he is so important.
"What he does for the side, both defensively and offensively, is so vital to Chelsea and Italy lifting trophies."
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