Mason Mount has proved everyone wrong.
The former Chelsea manager believes Mount’s consistent improvement was crucial in nailing a place in the first-team squad for the Blues.
Gullit praised both Mount and Foden who will be battling it out in the Champions League final on 29th May.
He said: “Mount came through a difficult situation too, because everyone called him ‘the son of Lampard’ when he first came through, and the Chelsea fans were not all with him – they thought he was just the manager’s favourite.
“But Mount has showed how good he is under the new coach too. We’ve seen that Tuchel needs him, and that Lampard was right – he is better than most people thought.
“He ended up being voted Chelsea’s player of the year by their fans and I’m so pleased his talent is being recognised now. This is just the start for him too.”
“Foden could have been a Barcelona player, like (Lionel) Messi, Andres Iniesta or Xavi, and he is not a typical English player. Mount is the same.”