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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard takes aim at Mason Mount’s critics AGAIN

Frank Lampard has hailed Mason Mount as an ‘incredible talent’ and says ‘the critics are wrong’ when it comes to the Chelsea midfielder.

Mount, 22, scored the Blues’ winner against Fulham at the weekend, his second goal in two games following his strike in the 4-0 FA Cup victory over Morecambe.

Some supporters have criticised Chelsea boss Lampard in the past for showing favouritism towards the England international, who he also previously managed at Derby.

Frank Lampard has hit out at critics of midfielder Mason Mount (left) yet again

Frank Lampard has hit out at critics of midfielder Mason Mount (left) yet again

Frank Lampard has hit out at critics of midfielder Mason Mount (left) yet again

Lampard was speaking on Monday ahead of Chelsea's trip to Leicester on Tuesday night

Lampard was speaking on Monday ahead of Chelsea's trip to Leicester on Tuesday night

Lampard was speaking on Monday ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Leicester on Tuesday night

But Lampard insists the in-form Mount has never deserved any stick – and believes some of his other Blues players can learn from his attitude.

Speaking ahead of Tuesday night’s trip to Leicester, Lampard said: ‘Mason is a good example of someone that’s always fighting.

‘I keep talking about him a lot and I think his work ethic in training is one of those reasons, the way he keeps his standards high every day. I think there are things other players can look at with Mason.

‘I’m not sure how anybody can really criticise him of late. I felt it last year. Last year, Mason was playing regularly for us and I felt some of the critics.

Mount scored the winning goal for Chelsea late on against Fulham on Saturday

Mount scored the winning goal for Chelsea late on against Fulham on Saturday

Mount scored the winning goal for Chelsea late on against Fulham on Saturday

‘He does so much great work for the team off the ball, which I think maybe for the naked eye is not as exciting as an overhead kick or a treble step over.

‘But he does all those basics well, he moves the ball so quickly, he’s a great teammate, he scores goals, he finds assists, he does all those things. He has a really great attitude.

‘He has a real great way of not seeming like he’s ever perturbed by what maybe critics say. But the critics are wrong. There’s no doubt about that.

‘Anyone who understands or knows football and watches Mason Mount play understands what an incredible talent he is.

‘He has just turned 22. Imagine when he’s 25, imagine when he’s 27. The critics don’t matter when it comes to Mason.’

Lampard also shown his support to striker Timo Werner, who is without a goal in his last 10 Premier League games and missed a sitter against Fulham.

Lampard also moved to defend Chelsea's misfiring ÂŁ53m striker Timo Werner

Lampard also moved to defend Chelsea's misfiring ÂŁ53m striker Timo Werner

Lampard also moved to defend Chelsea’s misfiring ÂŁ53m striker Timo Werner

The Blues manager added: ‘He just needs to keep his head down and focus. My job is to support him and give him positivity and confidence.

‘Timo Werner didn’t by chance score the amount of goals over the last few years that he has scored. He scored those goals because of his huge talent.

‘The tough time for him here at the moment is a small period in what I believe will be a fantastic career for him going forward for Chelsea.

‘I’ve got no doubts about that and hope people around him can also see it that way.’

Source: Daily

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