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Lampard: ‘Mason Mount can be top level’

Can Mount be the next Lampard at Chelsea?
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Derby manager Frank Lampard has tipped Chelsea loanee, Mason Mount, to reach the very top of the game after his yet another impressive performance in their 2-0 win over Preston.

Mason Mount is on-loan from Chelsea has been very impressive for Derby County, as he scored his third goal of the season their 2-0 win today against Preston.

His role model and manager Frank Lampard was full of praise for the 19-year-old. Sky Sports reports.

“They were getting a bit rough with him in the first part of the game, they were getting tough with him and I wanted him to react and the best way to react is with a goal so credit to him,” the Lampard said after the match.

“He can be really good, he can be top, top level because he’s 19 and plays with ability and quality, technically he’s brilliant but also his work-rate shouldn’t go unnoticed.

“He’s so quick to leave midfield to go and press people whether it be defenders or deep-lying midfield players which makes you the all-round midfield player.

“He should never be considered a No 10 because there’s so much more to his game but he’ll score goals like a No 10.

“At some stage, he will go back to Chelsea, I don’t want to think about that now, but when he does I think he’s going to be a contender.”