Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill has backed Chelsea’s Mason Mount to have a “massive career” in the Premier League.
The 21-year-old has had a fine season in the Premier League for the Blues, after starring for Derby County during Frank Lampard’s time as Rams boss last season in the Championship.
Mount returned to Chelsea last summer from his loan spell with Derby and has featured regularly in Lampard’s first season in charge of the Blues, scoring six goals in 41 appearances so far.
And Mount has been singled out by Cahill as the Premier League’s most exciting player, after being asked the question by Sky Sports.
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“I like the look of Mason Mount,” he said.
“I think he’s a top goalscorer and he’s got a massive career ahead of him.
“One of the reasons why I like him a lot is because of his coach [Frank Lampard] and the way that he’s trying to mould a player similar to himself.”
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“He can lead him and show him the right ways.
“You can see that starting to come to fruition with his football this season. I’m a big fan.”
Mount is one of several young players to have been given opportunities by Chelsea this season, including the Blues’ top goalscorer Tammy Abraham, defender Fikayo Tomori and Billy Gilmour, who has impressed in recent weeks with man of the match performances against Liverpool and Everton last month.
Mount’s form this season has led to him earning his first cap at senior international level, with the Chelsea midfielder featuring for England in their final six matches in the qualifying group for the European Championships, scoring his first goal in the 4-0 win against Kosovo in November.