Lampard slams Mason Mount critics after his stunning assist for Hudson-Odoi’s goal

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Mason Mount has come under critics from so many on social media, and it’s hard to understand why.

The 21-year-old proved his doubters wrong with a disciplined performance against Rennes and was one of the best players on the pitch.

Mount worked hard for his side, and his delightful pass to Callum Hudson-Odoi who scored the opening goal for Chelsea, was very brilliant.

Speaking after the game, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard leaped to the defence of Mount, and asked that his critics stop the unnecessary criticisms.

“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.”

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