West Ham youngster Declan Rice has claimed that Chelsea youngster Mason Mount is already playing like Blues legend Frank Lampard.
The Blues are currently not in a good position as they have won just one out of their four Premier League games to date. Even the one game that they did win so far in the League came against Norwich City and it was by the narrowest of margins as they just managed to claim a 3-2 victory and walk away with three points.
The Blues current situation is not really surprising when you consider that they have a young side and were not allowed to bring in a direct replacement for Eden Hazard who left the club last summer to link up with Real Madrid. The departure of the Belgian appears to have taken a major toll on the West Londoners.
Mount has been one of the surprise packages for the Blues so far this season
Surprisingly Mason Mount has been one of the shining stars for the Blues this season in spite of lacking Premier League experience prior to this season and being just 20-years-old. Though he was always highly-rated, few would have expected Mount to have had the impact that he has had so far ahead of this season. The youngster has so far scored two goals in the Premier League and was rewarded for the form which he has so far shown by being called up to the most recent England squad by Gareth Southgate. He ended up making his international debut during the Three Lions recent 4-0 drubbing of Bulgaria during a Euro 2020 qualifier.
Rice is also one of the brightest young English talents and has shone for West Ham during the last two years. He will know Mount well after having played with him during their time together with the Chelsea youth division (Rice was eventually released by the Blues when he was 14).
Rice is backing his fellow England international and said as quoted by Goal: “The positions he gets himself in, I can tell he’s training with Frank and they are working really well together because he’s like a second striker, making those runs which Lampard used to.
“He’s pretty much immaculate. He’s playing the same way Lamps used to play. I am not surprised he is doing that for Chelsea and he is going to keep doing that there for years.”