Lampard reveals why Jorginho and Kovacic are playing well together

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Chelsea’s central midfield partnership of Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic have been a joy to watch this season.

Both players impressed again as Chelsea fought back from 4-1 behind to draw 4-4 against Ajax on Tuesday.

Asked why Jorginho and Kovacic are playing well together this season, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard told talkSPORT: “The credit has to go to them both, and all the other players who are doing well at the moment.

“It is all on them and all I and the staff do – I always mention the staff because you work so hard with them – when you come in fresh you try to bring in new ideas and implement them on the training ground and then it is up to the players.

“In terms of those two I’ve just tried to give them the freedom to find a pass. Particularly with Kovacic, for instance, he’s got that ability to go past people in midfield which is pretty rare. So they can take players out of action in the central areas and be expansive when they can be.

“The rest is down to them. They’ve got great character and they do drive the team from central areas.

“You see that with Jorginho; he is always pushing people on and talking, and that is huge for you.”

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