Former Chelsea star Lampard slammed the Spaniard’s work rate after he sprinted just 25 metres during the Swans’ recent 1-0 loss at Watford.

But Llorente, 32, showed the only stat that really matters is goals as his 13th of the season saw Paul Clement’s side climb out of the drop zone as they made it seven points from nine.

“My numbers are there to see. I think I do all my things for what I think I need on the pitch and nothing more,” said Llorente,

“I do a lot of work for my team, not only the goals but I think our coach sees my work. I’m only concentrating on my work to help my team.”

Clement pitched into the debate, adding: “Fernando is never going to rack up a lot of distance but he offers us a lot of things to us, such as his size and effort.

“If you want to defend well it’s a collective effort and physical stats show we are working hard.”

Llorente scored the only goal when he towered above Phil Jagielka to plant a header beyond Maarten Stekelenburg from Jordan Ayew’s cross in the 29th minute.