Jody Morris, Frank Lampard’s assistant during his time as Chelsea boss, has revealed Chelsea’s best player when Lampard was in charge of the Blues.
According to Morris, Chelsea attacking midfielder Mason Mount was Chelsea’s best player under Lampard.
“He genuinely was performing better than anybody else,” Morris said, speaking on the Off The Hook podcast with Jimmy Bullard.
“Training better than them, performing [in matches] better than them.
“All the things I saw about Mason Mount were magnified just by people reporting on it. You’d get Joe Bloggs from down the road and you get other people questioning him.
“But if you spoke to anyone who works in football or the top pundits, none of them were hammering Mason Mount. None of them.”
Morris added: “The one thing I would say about Mason is that it [the criticism] stayed as a constant because he played more than anybody else.
“But in the 18 months we were there, he was the best player we had, the best player at Chelsea.
“He was top drawer. He wants to improve, he gives you everything, he’s tactically so bright and again, that’s why he got player of the year last season.”