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Frank Lampard says he is fortunate to work with 27-year-old star

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Lampard pleased to have Jorginho in the club's ranks

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has said that he has been impressed with the quality of midfielder Jorginho and he is fortunate to work with the Italy international.

The 27-year-old was the subject of criticism from some Blues fans during his debut season last term but he has been able to win over those supporters under the tutelage of Lampard.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Lampard has acknowledged that he has been impressed with the midfielder's range of passing and admitted that he is fortunate to have the services of the former Napoli man.

“What I see in Jorginho is a quality of pass and I want to see him use his range. From the first day of training he showed me instantly his quality and his attitude. I am actually fortunate to have Jorginho," he said.

Jorginho has yet to contribute an assist leading to a Chelsea goal in his Premier League career but Lampard has backed the Italian and said that the goalscoring contributions don't necessary determine the performance of a central midfielder.