What Mount has can’t be coached, claims former Chelsea midfielder

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Chelsea youngster Mason Mount has hit the ground running in the Premier League, scoring four goals in eight Premier League appearances for the Blues.

Former Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet has compared Mount to Chelsea boss Frank Lampard and himself.

Poyet also believes Mount has all the qualities to become a very important player at Chelsea.

“He has the technique to finish, we all know that,” Poyet told Goal.

“We didn’t know if he could do it week in, week out in the Premier League. The defenders are better, they read the game better and taking chances is more important. I like his understanding of how and when to get into position.

“Can you coach that? No. It’s all about timing your moment. The ball goes one way and you have to guess where it will be. He always gets into those positions and it’s not easy. People need to understand that it isn’t luck.

“I like a lot of the youngsters. It’s easy to look at Tammy Abraham because he’s scored so many goals, but I look at Mount because of the position he plays – a midfielder who arrives late and scores goals. He’s similar to Frank and me.

“Mount has the personality, despite being young, to be a very important player in midfield. He accepts responsibility, he listens to what’s needed and he’s a leader in the first press. He recovered a few balls, he’s scored a few and he won a penalty from pressing, too.

“He has the mentality that Frank wants, he goes and produces. People sometimes only look at goals but not at the first line of the press or the aggression or the understanding. I like the way he finds positions around the box as well.”

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