Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has backed Mason Mount to succeed at the club under Frank Lampard this season.
Speaking about Frank, Cole said, “He’s galvanised the club. No one would have asked for the club to be handed a transfer ban, but it’s allowed them to take a step back.”
“Frank’s the right man at the right time. Younger players in and around the building are seeing that they’re going to get an opportunity.
“Frank’s being very clever and he’s said he’s going to pick players that are ready.
“When you get the chance you have to take it, which is easier said than done when it comes to young players.”
“Mason Mount is a top player. He’s produced the goods on loan in Holland [with Vitesse] and in England [with Derby],” he added.
“Every challenge he’s had he’s met. For me that’s a sign that a player is going to go places. Every time a question is asked of him, he performs.
“You’ve got to take your chance if you’re a young lad. It might be five or ten minutes, that’s the nature of the beast.
“You get the feeling if Mason gets the nod he will produce.”