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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has backed youngster Mason Mount to become an important player for England in the near future.

The 20-year-old is currently busy serving the senior team in his first full season at the Stamford Bridge.

“It is Gareth’s shout,” Lampard said as quoted by Goal about Mount possibly being in the England squad.

“I would hate to second guess or have a headline to say what his squad should be. He’ll watch games. I know that they know a lot about Mason.”

“I’ve said it a lot last year. Being called up for his country, that’s hopefully going to come pretty soon again. He can go absolutely to the top. He’s impressed me. He had another step on in pre-season.”

Mount has so far scored in two of Chelsea’s three Premier League games, earning a lot of attention for his impressive displays. The Englishman was also a key player for Lampard during his managerial stint with Championship side Derby last season.

Chelsea will now be looking to register their second consecutive win as they prepare to host Sheffield United this weekend.

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