Great Mason debate! Chelsea star Barkley opens up and makes big Mount-Lampard claim
Ross Barkley has likened midfielder Mason Mount to Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.
After an impressive season with Derby last year, Mount has already established himself as a key figure in Lampard’s Chelsea side this season and has already netted two goals in his opening four games under the club legend.
There has been many out there that believe that Mount has the potential to go on and become a real club legend, and possibly be the man that does the same job that Lampard managed during his time as a player.
Asked whether he sees similarities between Mount and Lampard, Barkley said: ‘Yes, he is similar.
‘With a season under him last year you can see his development from last year and he has brought that here, and started the season really well.
‘The way he arrives in the box and gets shots away early, it is similar to Lamps.’ Barkley added to London News Online: to London News Online: to London News Online:
‘I’m very pleased for him. He is a brilliant player.
‘You have seen what he did on loan last season at Derby County and at the start of the season how good he is.
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‘And he is hungry to improve, hungry to score and hungry to help the team in any way he can, if it is out on the left, in the No10 or in a midfield three.
‘He is very versatile. When he was in the England squad last season you could see he was willing to learn and work hard. His chance with England is coming now.’
Mount is a brilliantly gifted player that is showing just why he has become such a big player in the Chelsea side this season, But the mistake that Chelsea could make is that they put too much pressure on the head of the young man and he starts to go into his shell.
He can become the next Lampard, but he needs to just develop and enjoy the football right now, and forget about being the next Lampard, or the next big thing at Chelsea.
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