Joe Cole hails Chelsea player after performance against Norwich: “One of the most outstanding players in the Premier League”

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Chelsea legend Joe Cole has heaped praise on Mason Mount after his scintillating hat-trick against Norwich on Saturday afternoon.

Mount scored his first Chelsea hat-trick as the Blues beat Norwich 7-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking on BT Sport, Cole said: “No he doesn’t (get the plaudits he deserves). He does from within the game.

“He’s becoming one of the outstanding players in the country. There is a swell of unusual fans that don’t get it.

“It must be a tribal thing. I’m yet to meet an ex-player or coach that has a bad word to say about him.

“There have been players that were maybe good enough to get through that didn’t get chances. Chelsea kept persevering with their academy. They’re the fulcrum of the team.

“Every great team has a core of local players who connect with the fans who know what it means to be a Chelsea player. [Reece] James can really push anyone in that right back spot.”

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