Sky Sports pundit: Chelsea FC have found Eden Hazard replacement
Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas says Mason Mount is filling Eden Hazard's void at Chelsea FC
Mason Mount is proving to be a ready-made replacement for Eden Hazard in the Chelsea FC team, according to Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas.
The Blues midfielder has been given a chance to shine in the Chelsea FC team by manager Frank Lampard in the Premier League this season.
Mount has seized the opportunity to claim a regular starting spot in the Blues team thanks to two goals in four games.
The 20-year-old scored Chelsea FC’s goal in a 1-1 draw with Leicester City before Mount netted in a 3-2 victory over Norwich City.
Mount’s creativity has helped to ease the blow of losing their talisman Hazard to Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.
Former Arsenal playmaker Nicholas heaped praise on Mount for his encouraging start to the season.
“Everywhere he gets the ball is usually in the last 40 yards and he’s always looking to do something,” Nicholas told Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday.
“He’s got this lovely whip, it’s a little bit like [David] Beckham actually, where he slightly looks off balance but he can whip it.
“He gets a real bit of movement on the ball.
“He is so assured and he’s only going to get better but I just wonder how they’re going to fit him in.
“You can’t replace Hazard but the signs are that he could play that role.
“Not as good as Hazard yet but the signs are very promising for this lad.”
Chelsea FC drew 2-2 with promoted side Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to leave Lampard still searching for his first home Premier League win.
Only Mount and Emerson have played every minute of Chelsea FC’s Premier League campaign so far.
The Blues will make the trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers in their next Premier League game after the international break.
Chelsea FC finished in third spot in the Premier League table last term and won the Europa League crown under Lampard’s predecessor Maurizio Sarri.