The 2019/20 season was one to remember for Mason Mount who, trusted by Chelsea’s manager Frank Lampard, became a consistent figure in their starting XI despite previously having no Premier League experience, and responded by quickly adjusting to its demands. Mount had spent 2018/19 under Lampard at Derby, where he shone in the Championship, and he has since swiftly proved he is capable of playing at the top level.
Such is Lampard’s faith in the young midfielder that he has challenged him to win more than the 106 England caps he recorded over his 15-year international career. “This is just the start for Mason,” Lampard said. “When a player comes in and plays consistently in the team in their breakthrough year, people sometimes treat them as though they are older than they are – but he is still young. He will get a lot better.”