Declan Rice raves about Mason Mount at Chelsea FC

Declan Rice is backing Mason Mount to thrive under Frank Lampard at Chelsea FC

Frank Lampard
Chelsea FC legend Frank Lampard (Photo: BT Sport)

Declan Rice believes that Mason Mount will only go from strength to strength under Frank Lampard at Chelsea FC.

The 20-year-old has been working alongside Lampard at Stamford Bridge this season after also having spent last season at Derby County with the former England midfielder as his manager.

Lampard has been placing his faith in Mount so far this season and the midfielder has scored two goals in four Premier League starts for the Blues since the start of the campaign.

Mount will be working closely with Lampard at Cobham this season as the Blues boss aims to coax the best form out of the young midfielder.

And his England team-mate Rice has admitted that he can already see that Lampard’s coaching is having a positive effect on Mount’s development at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking in an interview quoted by the Daily Express, Rice said: “I’ve said to loads of people, he [Mount] could score in every game if he wanted to.

“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.”

Mount will be hoping to start for Chelsea FC when the Blues return to Premier League action on Saturday with a trip to Wolves.

The west London side have only won one of their opening four Premier League games so far this term to leave them with five points from a possible 12.

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