Frank Lampard gave Chelsea’s Mason Mount a special mention following his performance in the win over Tottenham on Saturday.
The Blues strengthened their position on fourth in the Premier League table by beating rivals Spurs 2-1 at Stamford Bridge, which makes it a domestic double over them.
Olivier Giroud fired in the opener in the first-half, while Marcos Alonso showed his goalscoring threat too with the second shortly after half-time.
Antonio Rudiger’s late own goal set up a nervous finish, but Chelsea held on for three point and it was well deserved.
VAR’s decision not to send off Spurs midfielder Giovani Lo Celso was certainly a big talking point from the game, but it shouldn’t overshadow an excellent display at a vital time.
Manager Lampard felt that Mount deserved praise for his contribution during the 90 minutes and it looks like he’s getting back to top form.
“I hope Mason’s performance gets digested properly today. A lot of people talk about Mason, they look at his goals. The work rate and sharpness in his game today was unbelievable,” Lampard told BT Sport 1 (2:35pm, 22 February).
Mount played as part of an attacking three for Chelsea against Spurs and drifted in-field from a wide role.
The 21-year-old was involved heavily the build-up for Alonso’s winner and he showed great inventiveness around the penalty area.
It was though his tireless work-rate in pressing down the opposition and his appetite that made him stand out.
The England international certainly appears to be back in the good books of Lampard and it’s a great sign for the team.