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Arsenal legend Paul Merson has hailed Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount as the most improved player in the Premier League.
Mount was often criticised under Frank Lampard, as many believed that the Chelsea youngster was being favoured by the club legend.
However, Mount’s performances have even further improved under Thomas Tuchel, and the young midfielder remains a key player for club and country.
Paul Merson has now acknowledged that Mount is the most improved player in the Premier League following his performances under Lampard and Tuchel.
“Mason Mount is the most improved player in the Premier League – and he reminds me of Frank Lampard,” Merson wrote in his column for the Daily Star.
“He is getting better and better and has the same attitude Frank did, one hundred per cent. He’s always working hard, always trying to get better.
“Frank got accused of being the teacher’s pet as well at West Ham when Harry Redknapp was manager, and the same happened to Mason at Chelsea.
“But Lampard has been proved right about Mason Mount. It was Lampard who gave him his big chance when he was manager. And he’s taken it with both hands.
“Look how much money Chelsea spent on Kai Havertz and Timo Werner and they are nowhere near as important as Mount.
“He’s the go-to man now, and that’s phenomenal at his age. He carries the team.”