Ashley Cole the reveals the first name on the Chelsea team sheet

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Former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole has revealed how pleased he has been with Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount.

According to Cole, Mount is the best player in the Chelsea team, and he’s the first name on the Chelsea team sheet.

Cole, who knows Mount from their time at Derby County, also revealed what makes the 22-year-old a top professional player.

“I’ve been with him at Derby, I’ve watched him at Chelsea,” Ashley Cole told Sky Sports after the 1-0 win against Liverpool.

“I’ve seen the dedication, the hard work, the graft he puts in. Not just in the training session but after.

“For me, he’s the best player for Chelsea and the first name on the team sheet.”

He added: ‘What he produced today was brilliant. He’s one of the most focal players in this team. He presses with intensity.

“He is the one who initiates the press. He’s got the movement. He’s got the understanding. And he’s adding goals to his game.

“What a player he is. He’s got that attitude. Definitely next season he’ll be pushing for captaincy.”

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