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Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has hailed Chelsea youngster Mason Mount as a top player and believes the 20 year old will produce the goods if he chosen.
Mason impressed during his time on loan at Vitesse and followed it up with another impressive loan spell at Derby County under Frank Lampard last season.
He has enjoyed a fruitful preseason and is set to be a part of the first team this season.
“Mason Mount is a top player. He’s produced the goods on loan in Holland [with Vitesse] and in England [with Derby],” Cole told talkSPORT
“Every challenge he’s had he’s met. For me that’s a sign that a player is going to go places. Every time a question is asked of him, he performs.
“You’ve got to take your chance if you’re a young lad. It might be five or ten minutes, that’s the nature of the beast.
“You get the feeling if Mason gets the nod he will produce.”
Cole also underlined the early impact that Lampard has already made at Stamford Bridge.
“He’s galvanised the club. No one would have asked for the club to be handed a transfer ban, but it’s allowed them to take a step back,” Cole added.
“Younger players in and around the building are looking in and seeing that they’re going to get an opportunity.
“Frank says he’s going to get players in and around the squad that are ready to play in the first team.”