Frank Lampard has confirmed Jorginho as Chelsea’s new vice-captain.
With Cesar Azpilicueta taking over as captain following Gary Cahill’s release in the summer, the vice-captain role has been vacant since the beginning of July.
Pedro captained the side in the absence of his compatriot in the 7-1 thumping of Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup, but Lampard had yet to confirm Azpilicueta’s understudy.
Yes, Jorginho is vice-captain as it stands,” Lampard confirmed. “Azpi is the captain and that was clear at the start of the season and I think his professionalism and career here speaks for itself.
“Jorginho, I keep talking about him, is a character and a driver. It is very evident to see on the pitch.
Despite not being fluent in English, Lampard sees no issue with Jorginho’s new position within the squad.
“It is obviously important [learning English], we always try here to push that along as soon as players come in because communication is key on and off the pitch,” Lampard added
In the dressing room. He crosses the borders as it is easy when you come in sometimes to stay within groups of nationalities. Jorginho doesn’t.
“He is a driver on and off the pitch.”