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Aston Villa coach John Terry ‘sending supportive messages’ to Chelsea youngster Mason Mount

Mason Mount has reportedly been receiving encouragement from former Chelsea star John Terry, with the 21-year-old currently struggling for form.

Mount burst onto the scene in the early part of the season, with Blues boss Frank Lampard deciding he was ready to make the step up from the Championship.

Lampard’s faith in the youngster was duly rewarded, with Mount scoring four goals and notching two assists in Chelsea’s first ten Premier League games on his way to earning his first senior England cap.

Since then, the Blues have player a further 14 league games and the midfielder has scored just once and provided a solitary assist, struggling to keep up his early good form.

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As a result of his dwindling contributions, as well as Chelsea’s own drop off in results, Mount has found himself singled out for criticism.

According to the Athletic, the player has been playing with a number of knocks and niggles for the last four months.

The report also states that club legend Terry, who is currently Dean Smith’s assistant at Aston Villa, has been sending support and advice to Mount throughout the season via text.

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Recently, Chelsea drew 2-2 with Arsenal, a result which drew particular ire from supporters due to the club’s failure to capitalise on David Luiz’s 26th minute red card and earn a much needed three points.

Lampard’s side do still occupy fourth spot in the league table but their grip is becoming increasingly loose as losses to the likes of Newcastle, Southampton and Bournemouth add up.

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