Jorginho produces stunning pass to assist Tammy Abraham during Watford 1-2 Chelsea

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Chelsea's excellent run of form under Frank Lampard was halted somewhat when they were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Manchester United on Wednesday.

The Blues, sitting third in the Premier League table, looked to get back on track on Saturday evening as they travelled to bottom of the league Watford.

N'Golo Kante is still sidelined through injury so Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic continued as a pair in midfield, and both players have been doing a fine job in the Frenchman's abscence.

They may not be as quick or defensively astute as Kante, but Kovacic, and especially Jorginho, are composed in possession and key in setting up attacking moves for Chelsea.

Jorginho didn't register a single assist in the Premier League last season, but he recorded one at Vicarage Road for Tammy Abraham with a simply phenomenal pass.

Jorginho's magical assist for Abraham

In the fifth-minute against Watford, Mason Mount passed the ball to Jorginho near the half-way line and there seemed to be little danger from the Hornets' perspective.

Jorginho during Chelsea's league match with Liverpool

However, after a quick look without breaking his stride, Italy international Jorginho fired an unreal ball with bend that managed to send Abraham clean through on goal.

As you can see below, the midfield maestro managed to clear Abdoulaye Doucoure's head and split two of Watford's three centre-backs at the same, as well as releasing Abraham.

The English striker did very well to convert the chance and score his 10th goal of the campaign, but Jorginho deserves a huge amount of credit for a world-class assist.

Chelsea players celebrate a goal at Watford

The Brazil-born Italian, who followed Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea from Napoli in 2018 for £50 million, has been criticised during his time in England for passing sideways too much.

However, the 27-year-old has produced some superb displays under new manager Lampard in recent matches and his technical quality is clear for all to see.

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