Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has spoken positively about the influence of midfielder Jorginho.
The Italy international joined the Blues from Napoli during the summer of 2018 and he has a relatively mixed debut season where he was often made the scapegoat for the club’s defeats under Maurizio Sarri.
Thereafter, there was the speculation that Jorginho could make the move to Juventus to reunite with the departed Sarri but that was not the case as the midfielder revealed his commitment towards the Blues.
The 27-year-old has since started every game of the 2019/2020 campaign under Lampard and the Blues boss has appreciated the quality and attitude shown by the midfielder right from the first day of training.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Lampard said that assists won’t necessary determine the performance of any midfielder and he has been impressed with the Italian playing to his strengths.
“What I see in Jorginho is a quality of pass and I want to see him use his range. He played some great through-balls against Liverpool and I know he can do it,” he said.
“He can do what’s asked of him and he is eager to do it. From the first day of training he showed me instantly his quality and his attitude. I am actually fortunate to have Jorginho.”
Jorginho was partnered by Mateo Kovacic in the centre of the park during the recent league encounter against Norwich City and the latter made the difference with the lovely long-range pass for Tammy Abraham’s winner.
The Croatian has been another player, who has developed into a better performer under the guidance of Lampard and he has recently said that the manager has offered him with more freedom to push forward.
Chelsea are presently lying in the bottom half of the table in 13th with four points on the board. They are scheduled to host Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge this weekend before the start of the international break.