Ashley Cole backs Chelsea youngster Mason Mount to become top player under Frank Lampard
Mount shone under Lampard at Derby County last season, scoring 11 goals in 44 appearances, and the 20-year-old has picked up where he left in Chelsea colours this term.
The midfielder has started all four of Chelseas opening matches in the Premier League, finding the net against both Leicester and Norwich, and made his senior debut for England versus Bulgaria earlier this month.
Lampard has also shown tremendous faith in Chelsea academy graduate Tammy Abraham following the strikers impressive loan spell with Aston Villa last term.
Former Chelsea left-back Cole shared a dressing room with Mount at Derby last season and has backed the youngster to thrive under Lampards guidance.
Obviously I had the pleasure to play with him at Derby last season and, for me, he was our best and main player, Cole said.
Hes definitely matured and improved from the time I saw him with Chelseas Under-9s. Its down to him now.
Hes a player that always comes into training early, he gives 100 per cent in training and, for me, thats what you need to be a top player is a great mentality and he has that.
Its down to him if he wants to work hard and improve under Frank and, of course, hes going to get chances.
Declan Rice, who has been close with Mount since their time together in Chelseas academy, believes Lampard will get the get the best out of the midfielder.
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