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Frank Lampard made a huge statement in his final game in charge of Chelsea, as he gave a 22-year-old Mason Mount the captain’s armband, making him the youngest captain at the club since a certain John Terry.
Chelsea legend John Terry, who was both captain for Chelsea and the England national team during his playing career, also recently hailed Mount as a captain material for both club and country.
He recently wrote on social media: “He [Mason Mount] has been the best Chelsea player this season. He’s been here since the age of six, he trains very well and is showing leadership qualities.
“Future Chelsea and England captain [for sure].”
Outside the Chelsea circle, Liverpool legend Jamie Redknapp has also taken note of Mount as a captain material.
“Gareth Southgate loves him and Frank Lampard is the same,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “He’s the first name on the [Chelsea] team sheet to a certain extent, because of what he does off the ball.
“There’s talk that in a couple of years he could be the Chelsea captain and he’s got that look about him. He’s the sort of player who isn’t faxed by any occasion.”
It was believed that former boss Frank Lampard favoured Mason Mount, but new boss Thomas Tuchel has had no option but to rate Mount highly after seeing him in close action.
Surely, Mount is a talent that will be a true great at Stamford Bridge for many years.