Jamie Redknapp Reveals One Chelsea Player That Has Proven His Critics Wrong

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Chelsea youngster Mason Mount was criticised for his performance in our opening league game of the season against Manchester United last weekend, as United defeated Chelsea 4-0.

Despite impressing against Manchester United, Jose Mourinho insisted a youngster like Mount shouldn’t have started against Manchester United.

Mount had a good game yet again against Leicester City and seemed to be Chelsea’s best player this evening and even got Chelsea’s only goal of the game, as he pressed hard to steal the ball off Wilfred Ndidi and scored a seventh minute goal.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has hailed Mount’s performance against Leicester City and believes that the young midfielder has proven his critics wrong.

“There were question marks about Mason last week… I heard people saying ‘is he ready?’ He’s ready, he showed that today,” Redknapp said on Sky Sports.

“And what he gives Chelsea which they haven’t really got in their team is a goal threat and that’s why he picked him today, he made such a difference.

“The finish, I know Ndidi makes a mistake with the second touch and third touch, but once he pounces on him he manages to compose himself and it’s a brilliant finish.”

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard before the game against the Foxes hailed the attitude of the young Englishman and has revealed that the youngster is so hungry to succeed.

Lampard said in his press conference: “His attitude is so good. He is so hungry and very understanding of what it needs to be a player. He trains every day with absolute application and focus.”

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