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There were a lot of positives and some negatives from Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City on Sunday, and Blues boss Frank Lampard surely must have learned a lot of lessons from that game.
One of the highlights from that game is the rising of a giant in Mason Mount. The 20-year-old is tipped as the one to take over from Frank Lampard and he certainly has the trust of his new manager.
Mount had a good game against the Foxes and also scored Chelsea’s only goal of the game, a seventh minute goal where he showed desire to win the ball and took the ball off Wilfred Ndidi to score with a good finish.
Lampard was full of praise for the youngster after the game.
Lampard said: “The epitome of his talent was shown in his goal – great energy off the ball to close people down and then the quality to finish it. He could have scored two more goals in that opening period actually but we know he’s going to get better and better.
“That was the first of some big moments for Mason and I’m delighted for him on that level but I know he’ll have wanted that to be part of a win.”
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp also 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.”