Chelsea youngster Mason Mount impressed on loan at Derby County last season under Frank Lampard and he is pushing hard to be included in the first team next season.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was a free-kick specialist during his playing days and Mason has been working hard in preseason to become a free-kick specialist like his mentor Frank Lampard.
During the preseason training session on Tuesday in Dublin, the 20 year old midfielder scored an impressive free-kick that Lampard will be proud of.
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has warned the youngsters at the club that they must prove their worth during preseason if they are to force their way into his first team plans.
“They [Mount and Tomori] were great for me last year both of them I appreciated that they were pivotal in the team,” said Lampard.
“They came back with a very clean slate, as does everyone, to prove in pre-season that they have a chance to be in the squad going forward.
“It’s the same for Tammy Abraham who I played against in the playoff final, players who have been out on loan can come back and know what they show in pre-season will give them opportunities.
“We have a big squad though and not everyone will be able to stay. For the development of certain individuals the path will be chosen.
“Whether it’s with us or the loan system which has worked very well in different cases. That’s the next month’s assessment to see how we and I and we together forge the squad.”