‘I like him, he’s a very good player’ – Frank Lampard on Arsenal star

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Chelsea interim manager Frank Lampard has hailed the quality of Arsenal midfielder Jorginho.

Jorginho left Stamford Bridge to join Arsenal in January. Lampard appointed the Italy international as Chelsea vice-captain during his first spell in the dug-out here.

Lampard said: “I like Jorgi, he’s a very good player and was part of the team that went on to win the Champions League, a central figure in it I think.

“He’s a good personality in the dressing room to drive the team, a good player and if he plays he’s just another good player in that squad.

“That’s the options that teams that are challenging for titles have. Sometimes you can change the player and not drop the level, or bring a different type of player in. If that happens then it’s obviously something we’ve just got to deal with.”