Frank Lampard has praised Mason Mount’s attitude and admits the future of Chelsea’s midfield looks promising after their win over Burnley.
Having gone with the 4-2-3-1 formation for the majority of the 2020/21 campaign so far, Lampard switched back to a 4-3-3 at Turf Moor.
N’Golo Kante played in the deeper, holding midfield role, with Kai Havertz and Mount playing either side of him in the number eight positions.
The Blues completely dominated the midfield in the 3-0 win, with 64 per cent possession and having 14 shots on target through the 90 minutes.
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With all the new signings this season, there were questions over whether or not Mount would feature much throughout the campaign.
However, Mount has featured in all but one Premier League game so far and Lampard was excited by what he saw from his midfield trio in the rout over the Clarets.
“I never doubted Mason’s response professionally,” Lampard said. “There are things I see behind the scenes that maybe some from the outside don’t.
“His attitude is first class every minute of every day in a work sense. I liked the balance of the midfield. N’Golo Kante was fantastic behind Mason and Kai and there was a fluidity about it where they drop out and get on the ball in deeper areas and provide others. There was a lot of energy in that midfield as well as quality.
“Mason’s reaction has been great. Kai Havertz playing in that eight position in the last couple of games has shown a lot to his game, a lot to his game, picking up the ball in deeper areas as well as arriving in the box.
“It’s certainly given me nice feelings and ideas for how we move forward because we haven’t trained a lot. We are playing games to try to improve.
“Sometimes it takes that little…