Lampard didn’t use Mount properly, claims Chelsea legend

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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount was a favourite of former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, with the midfielder being his most used player during Lampard’s tenure as Chelsea boss.

Chelsea legend Alan Hudson has revealed he had concerns over Lampard’s continual usage of Mount.

Hudson told CaughtOffside: “Frank believed in Mason but I’m not sure if he was putting too much pressure on this young player, because no matter how much energy one has, and boy does he have energy, he’ll finally burn out.

“Tuchel left him out as a reminder that he is part of a team and maybe will not be playing so many matches, like under Frank, which in the modern game makes sense.

“A young player does not need that added pressure and no matter how good they are must not be rushed, just look at the Manchester City kid [Phil Foden], Pep has brought him through little by little and now he is looking the part, he was fantastic against Liverpool in their 4-1 demolition job of the champions. I look at Mount and see a great Chelsea player of the future and I’m certain Tuchel sees that also.”

“He seems to be ‘The Everywhere Man’ at the moment and that’s no good at all,” Hudson added. “He must conserve his energy more, although he has energy to waste, I watch him and I’m tired.”

“I see him as the man alongside Kante in the middle of the field, with Kante doing the work he does best and Mount conserving energy and using this energy in short bursts going forward. All that running around is not helping the creative side of his game which is a must in any team.

“If I were his manager I would have told him to base his game on David Silva at Manchester City, although Silva looked like he was everywhere he was mostly creating. He and Kante should be the central cog in this team, both have great engines and both very good football brains and technique.”

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