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Mason Mount had a good game against Rennes, and the high point of his game was a remarkable assist for Callum Hudson-Odoi’s goal.
Mount lofted a through ball from deep in Chelsea’s half to loop over the Rennes defenders into the path of Hudson-Odoi, for the young winger to tap home.
Former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who was known as an assist king during his time in the Premier League, hailed Mount for his assist, with a simple tweet ‘fantastic’.
Mount responded in turn that he has been learning from the midfield maestro. He replied: “Thanks magician, been watching your assists.”
Meanwhile, Blues boss Frank Lampard has called for criticisms of Mason Mount to stop.
“I’m really pleased. With Mason, there’s been a lot of talk and any negative talk just needs to go away. I’ve been lucky enough to be closer to him and what he did at Derby and last season has been outstanding,” Lampard told BT Sport.
“I’m not going to undermine the quality he has and when we have two number eights he’s got all the qualities – I think he can get more goals and assists. The pass for Callum Hudson Odoi’s goal was top class. You saw Kai [Havertz] coming on too, we need to keep that competition.
“I actually don’t speak to him [Mount] too much. We have a good relationship, not as close as some think. He knows I’m here if he needs any guidance but it’s the social media world, in the modern-day world we all have opinions and want different things from players.
“It should only be what I think, the players think and proper Chelsea fans think of him. The conversation just needs to move on, there’s nothing to make of it.”