Saturday July 11 2020
Lampard: 'Very happy with Jorginho'

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has assured Jorginho that he remains an important player for the club. ‘I’m very happy with him.’

Jorginho has made just one cameo appearance for Chelsea since the Premier League restarted, but he has a route back into their starting XI after Billy Gilmour was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

“I have selection issues in midfield. Good issues because I have N’Golo Kante, Billy Gilmour, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic,” Lampard told Sky Sports News.

“And then in slightly more advanced areas I have Mason Mount, Ross Barkley and I have Ruben Loftus-Cheek now.

“There are always players who are maybe unhappy or have moments out of the team and that’s Jorginho at the moment.

“If a player is missing for one game or a few games, it doesn’t mean in any way that they are out of my thoughts going forward.

“There have been times when he has been pivotal for me this year certainly on and off the pitch. That doesn’t change and I am very happy with him.”

Juventus have long been mooted as the Italy international’s next team if he departs Stamford Bridge.

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