Frank Lampard’s legacy to Mason Mount before his sack

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Jose Mourinho once said of Frank Lampard, that he was a player for every game, which explains why the Chelsea legend was hardly ever rested during his playing career.

Meanwhile, Lampard feels the same about academy product Mason Mount, who has featured the most for Chelsea since last season.

Mount was given the captain’s armband for the game against Luton Town, which was Frank Lampard’s last game in charge of Chelsea, and it was a sign of trust for the 22-year-old and also a legacy that he’s left behind for the club to enjoy.

Speaking recently about Mount, Lampard declared: “He’s crucial – and there’s always a fine balance in this job as to when you can rest players that are crucial to the team.

“At the moment, Mason is playing well, so he’s a player that stays in the team for that.

“People talk to me about changing the team and why. But when playing well, I have no problem keeping them in.

“Of course, at some stage you will look for moments to rest them because of the amount of games that we play.

“But on the flip-side, Mason is as fit as they come. He trains, he rests, he does everything professionally right.

“So, if anyone can handle the games and minutes, it’s Mason.”

Mount is already a top player at the club, but in a few years time, he’d be world-class, and we’d all reap the harvest Frank Lampard took time to sow.

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