Here are your Chelsea morning headlines for Monday, November 2.
Frank Lampard on Mason Mount
Chelsea picked up another three points over the weekend, with goals from Hakim Ziyech, Kurt Zouma and Timo Werner helping the Blues win at Burnley.
Manager Frank Lampard switched to a 4-3-3 set-up for the victory at Turf Moor, and it led to his team dominating possession against opponents who they have now beaten away from home in four successive league games.
While a number of the Blues’ summer signings were involved, there was also a starting place for Mason Mount, who took his spot in a midfield three with N’Golo Kante and Kai Havertz.
Lampard was asked about the young Englishman after the game, and his comments will have been well received by supporters.
“I never doubted Mason’s response professionally. There are things I see behind the scenes that maybe some from the outside don’t,” the manager said.
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“His attitude is first class every minute of every day in a work sense,” Lampard added.
“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.”
How Chelsea’s youth team could make and break history against Man City
Chelsea’s under-18s are going up against Manchester City in the FA Youth Cup final, and the Blues’ young squad have history in their sights.
Victory at St George’s Park would be a record 10th title for Chelsea, whose last final saw a team including Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James beat Arsenal in 2018.
If they can beat City, it will make it eight titles in 11 years, with Manchester City the runners-up for Chelsea’s 2016 and 2017 victories.
However, as football.london’s Alan Smith explains, there’s…