Lampard gives verdict for out-of-form Mason Mount

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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount started the season with a bang, but the 21-year-old has long been out of form and has been struggling since midway through the season.

Lampard knows the academy product very well from working with him at Derby County last season, and the Chelsea boss has been working closely with to rediscover some of his early-season form.

Despite his struggles, Lampard has maintained that the 21-year-old’s resilience and quality would shine through at the end.

The Chelsea manager said: “There’s competition in that area of the team so it’s not an easy selection for me week to week. I know Mason well through working with him and I know that he’s tough on himself. Probably since the last Tottenham game, he will want to have had more output in terms of assists and goals because that’s what he’s capable of.

“He’s fine and he’s very aware of that. I have very honest conversations with Mason and I know he wants the best for himself. I see it out there every day so even if those goals and assists aren’t coming now, he’ll fight himself through that.”

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