Premier League legend names Mason Mount as best youngster in England

Everton hero Tim Cahill has named Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount as the most exciting young talent in the Premier League.

The 21-year-old has been one of the first names on Frank Lampard’s team sheet this season, as Mount featured in all of Chelsea’s 29 games in the Premier League so far. He started in 25 of those games, netting six goals and provided four assists.

He also earned his England debut in September 2019 after a brilliant start for Chelsea.

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Cahill who had over 200 appearances for Everton thinks Lampard has had big influence on Mount.

Asked about the most exciting young player in the Premier League, the former Australia international told Sky Sports: “I like the look of Mason Mount. I think he’s a top goalscorer and he’s got a massive career ahead of him.

“One of the reasons why I like him a lot is because of his coach [Frank Lampard] and the way that he’s trying to mould a player similar to himself. He can lead him and show him the right ways.

“You can see that starting to come to fruition with his football this season. I’m a big fan.”

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Mount spent last season on a loan spell under Lampard at Derby County. His goalscoring instincts from a midfield position have shown a similarity to the player the manager was for Chelsea.

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