sport news 'Jorginho is very important': Cesar Azpilicueta hails Chelsea team-mate

'Jorginho is very important for us': Cesar Azpilicueta backs under-fire Chelsea team-mate after strong display against Eintracht Frankfurt Jorginho impressed for Chelsea in their 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt  The midfielder earned praise from team-mate Cesar Azpilicueta   Pedro scored Chelsea's goal against the German side in the Europa League 

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Published: 13:33 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 13:33 BST, 3 May 2019

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Jorginho showed his true worth to keep Chelsea's Europa League dream alive in Frankfurt, according to team-mate Cesar Azpilicueta.

The midfielder is the fulcrum of Maurizio Sarri's tactical blueprint and often the focal point of supporter frustration amid the taskmaster manager's mixed first season at the Chelsea helm.

But at the Commerzbank Arena on Thursday Jorginho had the Blues' midfield all wrapped up, even when patched up himself due to a bandaged head wound.

Jorginho produced an impressive display in Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt

Jorginho produced an impressive display in Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt 

And that left Chelsea skipper Azpilicueta purring over Jorginho's influence, as Pedro's strike secured a 1-1 semi-final first leg draw with Eintracht and a potentially crucial away goal.

'Jorginho is a very important player for us,' said Azpilicueta. 'Sometimes all of us have struggled because when the results are not there it means we're not doing the perfect job.

'But this is his first season in England, first time at a new club.

'This was an important game for him. He grew into the game by getting more control, creating more space for the two attacking

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