Lampard ready to stick with Mount

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Following Chelsea’s poor run of form that saw the Blues lose four of their last five Premier League matches, there were calls for Chelsea manager Frank Lampard to drop his youngsters especially Mason Mount.

However, the Chelsea manager started three of his youngsters against Tottenham – Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount, and the trio gave a good account of themselves.

Lampard was particular of his praise for Mount and has vowed to keep faith in the Chelsea youngsters unlike previous Chelsea managers.

He said in his press conference: “I hope the win helps the whole squad, and the younger players in particular. Some were in the Championship last year, some are getting new tests they’ve never had before this season, but some have been here before, beaten top-six teams and won championships over the years.

“There is a little bit of a mixture, but as a group we are quite fresh and a little bit transitional this year, and hopefully it sends a little statement to ourselves. I don’t mind how everyone outside reacts about it, but for ourselves it should give us confidence. I wasn’t of the belief they couldn’t give a reaction. I believe in these players, and the young players.

“Mason Mount’s performance, not just to isolate Mason because Tammy and Tomori were fantastic, but his performance against Tottenham was a great example of why you want to stick with and have patience with these young players,” added Lampard.

“He’s a young boy, there will be moments when a game will be difficult for him, and he’ll learn in the next one and better, and there will be games like the one on Sunday where you see the player he is.

“If we’re not patient and we don’t stick with the players then you might be in a situation where we have been before, where top world-class players have been at Chelsea when they were 20 or 21, but the managers maybe didn’t stick with them so much then. I’m in a position where I’m going to stick with them.”

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