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Chelsea youngster Mason Mount has been one of the best performers for the Blues so far in pre-season, and it’s no wonder Chelsea boss Frank Lampard wants to keep the youngster at the club.
Chelsea fans have been very impressed by Mason Mount’s performance, and he was in good shape in the slender defeat against Kawasaki Frontale on Friday.
Mount made a huge impression under Frank Lampard last season at Derby County during his loan spell at Pride Park, and the 20-year-old will be with the first team next season.
Against Kawasaki, the youngster started as a No.10 behind Michy Batshuayi in the first half in Yokohama and he caught the eye with his positive runs as he tried to create openings behind the defence of the Japanese club.
One could wonder where the young midfielder will fit in next season, especially with competition strong in the Chelsea midfield but Mount has offered to play in any role in midfield.
“You’ve got to show that you can play anywhere,” he said. “I feel like I can play in midfield in an attacking role or in a defensive role.
“Showing the manager I can play in different positions that’s the main thing. It’s obviously a positive for me today.”
Mount also showed what he’s capable of with his performance against Kawasaki, and Lampard revealed he was impressed.
He said: “I thought Mason’s performance was really good and it was a continuation of how he played for me last year and how he’s trained for me since last Friday as he’s not been with us long, but his energy and his quality.
“Mason’s part of the first-team squad this year and it’s time for him. His qualities will improve even more with the qualities around him.
“Everyone knows the hopes I have for Mason and he showed today a glimmer early in pre-season of what we might see this year and going forward.”