Lampard insists he can see a big future at the club for the midfielder.
He said today: "His attitude is so good.
"He's so hungry but he's very understanding of what he needs to be a player.
"He trains every day with absolute application and focus. The impact when he came on on Wednesday, and the way he played against Manchester United, gives me confidence that this will be the season for him.
"Will he start every game? Probably not. But if he carries on the way he's going, he's going to be a huge influence for us this season."