This Youngster Will Blossom Under Lampard, Jamie Redknapp Predicts

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Mason Mount played under Frank Lampard at Derby County on loan last season and the young midfielder has impressed during pre-season.

Mount scored three goals during pre-season, and was a key part of Chelsea’s pre-season as he impressed the Blues boss.

Former Liverpool midfielder and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp believes Mount will go on to become a Premier League star playing under Lampard.

“Spending another season learning from  Frank Lampard – one of the greatest midfielders to grace the game – will be huge for Mount,” Redknapp wrote in his Daily Mail column.

“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.”

Speaking after Chelsea’s pre-season, Lampard admitted that he was impressed with the young midfielder and that he couldn’t ask for more.

Lampard said: “He’s done a lot. Coming back here, obviously I worked with him last year.

“I’m really happy with how he’s trained and his status within the group.

“The players recognise quality instantly, but they also recognise work rate and character.

“Mason’s got all of those and he’s given me a problem. Ross Barkley’s also had a good pre-season and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be back later on.

“It’s good because they’re all adaptable and can play in a variety of positions amongst themselves.

“I couldn’t ask for more from what Mason’s done.”

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