Frank Lampard admitted that Mason Mount’s performance has given him a welcome dilemma ahead of his Premier League debut as manager.
The Blues’ new manager said that the youngster impressive performances have given him “problems” ahead of their first game against Manchester United. Lampard said that Mount been impressive for Chelsea after spending last season on loan at Derby County. Mount played for Lampard at Derby, who ultimately lost to Aston Villa in the Championship playoff final.
The midfielder has shown the boss at Stamford Bridge that he is ready to join the first team after a stellar performance at Reading last weekend. Then came the draw against Borussia Monchengladbach, where Mount again shows a strong pre-season performance.
Although Mount has yet to play for Chelsea’s first team, Lampard already has given the young midfielder lots of praise.
“He’s done a lot. I am really happy with how he is training, how he is playing and his status in the group coming back here.”
“The players recognise quality instantly but they also recognise work rate and character — and Mason has all of those. He has given me a problem.”
“Ross Barkley also had a good pre-season and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be back later on. It’s good, as they’re all adaptable. It doesn’t have to be just one. They can play in a variety of positions. I couldn’t ask for more from what Mason has done,” Lampard said.
The Blues will start their 2019/2020 campaign against Manchester United at the Old Trafford next Sunday. They will then face Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup, with the best football betting sites seeing the Reds as marginal favourites.
After watching the Blues recover from a two-point deficit, the former Chelsea midfielder said that he is happy with how his team is progressing but need to step up when they face Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils.
The Chelsea legend said that their pre-season was fine but they need to focus more and added that the Red Devils are totally different from the other cubs that they have faced in the summer break.