Lampard: Why fans don’t appreciate Mason Mount

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount isn’t really appreciated by many football fans including Chelsea fans despite being a key player for Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.

Lampard has now revealed why the England international has struggled to win over fans despite being an important player for the Blues and the England national team.

According to Lampard, Mount isn’t really appreciated by many football fans because he focuses on quality over show-reel stepovers.

Lampard said about Mount: “Maybe he’s a player who has more quality passes in pressing moments in a game than a show-reel of stepovers and flicks. Maybe that’s not as exciting to the modern fan, but, for us managers, I think you can see how much we rely on him.”

Meanwhile, former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy has named Mount as a player who makes things easy for his teammates, especially the fullbacks, due to his work rate.

“One of his best attributes is without the ball. He hunts, he closes down, he is a tireless worker,” Cundy told talkSPORT.

“If you’re a full-back playing behind Mason Mount your job is so much easier because you’ve got someone that will do everything to win that ball back.

“He picks and chooses his moments. He’s a willing runner and when Chelsea press high he is one at times who is the furthest man forward so he will take that responsibility and go and close down and be the catalyst.

“He’s had a brilliant start to his career at Chelsea, don’t forget he was out on loan. Everyone said he wouldn’t play this season, he is. He’s a wonderful young talent.”

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