Pat Nevin has claimed Chelsea star Mason Mount will have delighted the manager

Pat Nevin has claimed that Chelsea star Mason Mount will have delighted his manager Frank Lampard with his latest performance.

The 21-year-old is an ever-present in the Blues side and has looked impressive in a box-to-box central midfield position this season.

He caught the eye on Monday night with his performance in the 3-0 victory over West Ham in the Premier League, which crucially ended a run of back-to-back defeats. 

The England international, who came through the academy system at Stamford Bridge, has been a favourite of Lampard since he took the job at the beginning of last season.

There is a huge amount of trust put in the youngster, who continues to be one of the most consistent performers on a weekly basis for the first-team.

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Nevin singled out the qualities of the creative playmaker for his latest contribution and explained why he’s such a big fan of his.

“Maybe the other one that will have delighted Frank most [against West Ham] was Mason Mount, who was a bundle of energy and willingness throughout,” Nevin told the club’s official website. 

“Each time I watch him I see something slightly different. What was noticeable was that when anything went wrong for him his efforts to rectify it were immediate. He never seems to go into his shell, he keeps showing, keeps taking chances, keeps wanting the ball and keeps wanting to do positive things with it. That is real bravery on a football field.”

Mount is developing into an all-round central midfielder that is great in most areas, so it’s extremely exciting to see where he reaches as he gains more experience at the top level. 

He’s weighed in with six assists already so far this campaign in all competitions and can make a threat going forward, but his relentless work-rate off the ball is surely a big reason why he’s a nailed-on starter in Lampard’s XI.

A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.