'The nearest thing I've seen': BBC pundit says Chelsea player will have a go at breaking Lampard's record

Garth Crooks has claimed Chelsea’s Mason Mount will have a go at breaking the goalscoring record of club legend Frank Lampard.

Mount, 23, returned to form at the weekend during Chelsea’s 6-0 battering of Southampton in the Premier League meeting.

His attacking output this season has been impressive, scoring 10 goals and making 13 assists all competitions.

The attacking midfielder has often played higher up the pitch in the system of Blues manager Thomas Tuchel, so his game is largely based around end product.

Crooks has compared Mount to arguably Chelsea’s greatest ever player. The BBC pundit has even made the fairly wild suggestion that the current Blues star could try chase down Lampard’s record of 211 goals, which is the most scored by any player in Chelsea’s history.

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“The flick over the shoulder by Mason Mount for Marco Alonso to score was matched only by the two superbly taken goals he scored himself,” Crooks wrote.

“Mount is the nearest thing I’ve seen to Frank Lampard in a Chelsea shirt since the club-record goalscorer hung up his boots and went into management. I don’t think Mount will ever threaten Lampard’s record but he might have a go.”

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Not a chance

First of all, what Lampard achieved as a midfielder in his playing career was freakish and may never be matched.

Mount’s one of the special players in this Chelsea squad that’s a boyhood Blues supporter and you could picture him staying his entire career.

It’s only going to take another 185 goals for him to surpass Lampard’s tally, though.

Mount played plenty of his youth career in more of a central midfield role, so perhaps he’ll drop into a slightly deeper role over time.

It’s not fair to compare him to Lampard at this stage. Every supporter should just enjoy the academy graduate for what he’s bringing to this side.

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