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OPINION: Tuchel And Chelsea Must Thank Frank Lampard For Exposing Mason Mount

Mason Mount has scored his first hat trick for Chelsea in their 7-0 emphatic win over Norwich at Stamford Bridge this afternoon and he became the first Chelsea player to do that in a home game after Eden Hazard. However, Tuchel and Chelsea must thank Frank Lampard for exposing the talent of the 22-year-old.

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Although, Mount has been in Chelsea since he was six years old as he went through all the youth ranks of the club before he was promoted to the Chelsea senior team at age 18.

Due to the calibers of players in Chelsea and the club system of not relying heavily on Academy players, Mount was sent on loan to Vitesse (2017-18) and then to Derby County (2018-19) where he firstly played under Frank Lampard.

At the start of the 2019/20 season, Frank Lampard was appointed as the new Chelsea manager following Maurizio Sarri's departure to Juventus. So, Lampard recalled Mount alongside other academy graduates into the first team because Chelsea was under two years of FIFA transfer ban which prevented them from signing players.

So Lampard went on with the available squad that season and in the end, Chelsea had a good season as they finished third in the Premier League and also runner-up to the FA Cup which Mount played a large part.

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People thought Lampard was obsessed with using Mount in all his games not knowing that the former Chelsea boss saw something unique in young players which is now clear to everyone today

The following season which was last season and Lampard was sacked at the mid-season. Chelsea appointed Tuchel and the rest was history.

So, Mount with his three goals today is now the highest Chelsea goalscorer since Tuchel took over last January.

Therefore, Tuchel and Chelsea should be grateful to Lampard for sticking, trusting & exposing Mount because they are enjoying him now.

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