Jorginho is going through a revival at Chelsea after receiving a lot of criticism while playing for Sarri last season, often labeled as a scapegoat by the fans.
The Brazilian midfielder who arrived from Napoli last summer managed to turn it around, becoming an instrumental part of Chelsea’s midfield.
It seems as if Lampard sees Jorginho as the key player in his system, given that the 27-year-old started all ten Premier League matches this season for the Blues.
Lampard talked about Jorginho’s impact, putting his attitude in the first place.
“I’ve got to say, I watched him in a lot of the games in the run-in last year – I know he had a bit of a tough time – but I was really struck by his bravery on the ball. He always wanted it,” Lampard started in his interview with Sky Sports.
“I was excited to work with him, and from day one in pre-season, we had a possession game, it was clear his ability on the ball.
“What’s become even clearer since then, his attitude and what he does with the group, he’s driven. That’s why I’ve made him vice-captain.
“He’s one of those infectious players, he cajoles players on the pitch, before the game. I’ve loved to see the fans’ reaction to him.
“One thing a fan will always do – and I’m a fan – is that when you see someone giving everything, passion, drive, they will always react to that. You’ve seen that with Jorginho.”
Lampard’s men won four consecutive Premier League matches, as Jorginho was one of the best performers in the successful period.
The Blues are hoping to secure the Champions League spots at the end of the season, which would be a massive boost given the transfer ban they’re currently facing.