‘I trained with him. He’s going to be a Chelsea legend’ — Joe Cole gives his verdict on Chelsea star

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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is having a great season both for club and country, and he’s a contender for the Chelsea Player of the Season.

Having impressed under Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel, many are now beginning to see the quality in the 22-year-old who broke through from the Chelsea academy.

Former Chelsea star Joe Cole, has hailed Mount as a special player and has backed him to be a Chelsea legend. According to Joe Cole, he noticed Mount’s quality from the first time of training with him.

“I’ve been so impressed by him,” Cole told talkSPORT.

“I trained with him at the back-end of my career. I was coming back from America and trained with them to keep myself fit.

“So I trained with Mason and I knew from the first ten minutes of the training session that this was a special, special player.

“I couldn’t understand for the life of me why people weren’t singing his praises [earlier in the season]. He’s a young man and he’s captained Chelsea this year. He’s played regularly and scoring goals now.

“He’s a top, top player and I think he can go all the way and, I don’t want to put too much pressure on him, but I think he’ll be one of the top players in Chelsea’s history if he stays.

“I think he’s that good, he has everything.”

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