Lampard: This Chelsea Player Is So Hungry

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Mason Mount is proving that he’ll be a key player for Chelsea this season, and was impressive for Chelsea in our pre-season games this summer. The young 20-year-old midfielder was in fact our best player in pre-season.

Mount started in our 4-0 loss to Manchester United on Sunday, and featured from the bench in the Super Cup clash against Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has 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.

Mount has also been been hailed by former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp as the star to watch this season.

“The two games he’s played gives me confidence this will be the season for him. He probably won’t start every game, but if he carries on the way he’s going he’s going to be a huge influence for us this season.”

Redknapp told Daily Mail: “Spending another season learning from Frank Lampard — one of the greatest midfielders to grace the game — will be huge for Mount.

“He thrived on loan at Derby in the Championship and has continued to show his potential in pre-season. Chelsea cannot make any signings because of their ban but Mount stood out in their friendlies, used at No 10 or wide in a midfield diamond.

“He has that yard of pace and likes to score. Everything is in place for him to go far and when he does get the nod he can have that impact.”

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