West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has described England teammate Mason Mount as a “special player”, with the latter one of several Chelsea stars impressing during the international break. 

Blues playmaker Mount, 22, has dazzled during two fixtures for England so far during the current break.

The attacking midfielder scored against Albania last Sunday, as well as shine in the previous World Cup qualifying match against San Marino.

He’s a vital figure in the senior team at Stamford Bridge for the Blues, plus he’s now making the same kind of impact with the national side. 

Rice, who is known as one of Mount’s best friends outside of football, has explained that what the Chelsea ace does during the internatonal camp in training wows him.

“I think if you see him every day in training, how good he is in the positions he picks up, he’s really intelligent,” Rice told talkSPORT

“I think he’s starting to become more intelligent now with playing more games. He can play the number 10 role, but I feel when he’s as a number eight arriving late in the box, and he’s linking things from outside the box, he’s a special player.”

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Mount’s versatility means he can pop up on all area of the pitch.

Chelsea fans are still trying to work out where Tuchel prefers each of his players, and right now he’s using Mount in more forward positions either side of a central striker.

He’s wanting to add more goals to his game and has got creativity to make a difference going forward, but is so technically gifted too that it seems natural he’ll be tempted to drop deeper at times to get possession.

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