LAMPARD HAS SO MUCH BELIEF IN THIS CHELSEA YOUNGSTER

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Derby manager and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has revealed he has so much belief in the quality of Chelsea youngster Mason Mount.

The 19-year-old is on a season-long loan deal at Derby County and scored a fine goal in a 2-1 win over Premiership side Wolves.

Mount had impressed on loan at Vitesse Arnhem last season, winning the Eredivisie side’s player of the year award.

“I hate to put pressure on [Mount], but I have so much belief in his quality,” Lampard told the Derby Telegraph.

“Mason has got great quality, great energy which you saw, speed in his game, awareness and he scored goals last year in Holland.

“He has got the ability to end up in the six-yard box, as we saw with the goal against Wolves.

“That is something that can define a midfielder player from the rest of the group – someone who can not only be very good in the middle of the park, but can arrive in the box and score. Too many midfielders don’t want to go the extra yard, but he does and then things like that happen.

“Without heaping too much on Mason, I think he can be very good for us this season. At 19 years of age, it is all in his hands.”

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