Mason Mount close to breaking Chelsea record set by Frank Lampard that could be achieved in the FA Cup final

Mason Mount certainly owes a lot of his career to Frank Lampard.

It was the former midfielder that introduced Mount to senior football in England, bringing him to Derby County for a campaign on loan.

The 23-year-old then became an established member of the Chelsea squad, thanks to the responsibility placed upon him by Lampard.

Now, the pupil is aiming to overtake his master in one particular lesson.

Goals galore

Last Sunday, Mount made sure Thomas Tuchel’s men secured a third successive FA Cup final by scoring the second past Crystal Palace.

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Only one Englishman has scored more goals at Wembley for the Blues than the Cobham academy graduate.

Any guesses who it might be?

If you said Frank Lampard, you are completely correct.

Everton’s current manager netted four times under the fabled arch across his Chelsea career.

He scored against the Toffees in the 2009 FA Cup final, then followed that up with a goal in the Community Shield victory over Manchester United a few months later.

Lampard added to his Wembley tally in FA Cup semi-finals wins against Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur.

Just two behind him in this category is Mount, whose effort that doused Palace followed the one he got against Manchester United at the same stage in the competition two years ago.

Can Mount finally lift the FA Cup?

Now, with the 2022 final in sight, Chelsea’s young forward can dream about beating Lampard’s record at the national team’s stadium.

Not only that, but also ending his own Wembley woes.

Chelsea have lost their last three finals at England’s home ground, with Mount featuring in all of them.

They were defeated by Arsenal in the 2020 FA Cup final, then again by Leicester City the following season.

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Liverpool managed to beat the Blues on penalties earlier on in the campaign as Jurgen Klopp claimed the Carabao Cup.

The Reds await Chelsea again in the middle of May, with Mount and co. hoping to finally get one over their bitter rivals before the term concludes.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.