Lampard Gives Injury Update On Mason Mount

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Chelsea academy graduate Mason Mount was forced off in the closing stages of Chelsea’s 3-2 win over Norwich on Saturday with a calf problem.

Chelsea also lost Pedro to injury in the warm-up ahead of kick-off.

Mount made it two goals in two games with an excellent finish in the first-half against Norwich and fans will be hoping his injury isn’t serious.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is confident Mount will be fit in time for Chelsea’s next game against Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge next Saturday.

“Mason took a knock to his calf, so that is better than a strain, obviously,” said Lampard.

“So hopefully in a couple of days it will settle down, so hopefully that is good news. We will assess it.”

Lampard also praised Mount for stepping up and becoming a key player in the Chelsea team.

“I don’t want to say he’s surprised me with the way he’s taking to the Premier League because I have real belief in him,” said Lampard.

“But he has made me stand up and take notice of just how far he can go in the game. Doing well last year at Derby was great but that’s one thing, and coming to Chelsea and performing at this level with all the competition for places is another.

“Mason has a fantastic character and that’s part of his overall package, plus he has the quality on the ball. Intelligent players who are hungry and have that talent and are fantastic to work with, and Mason is exactly that.

“He’s impressed me even more from pre-season and I believe he can absolutely go to the top if he continues to work hard.”

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