What Gary Lineker said about Chelsea star Mason Mount as Phil Foden makes Liverpool pay

Gary Lineker says England’s future is very bright with Mason Mount and Phil Foden continuing their irresistible form this season.

Chelsea star Mount helped the Blues secure a third successive win under new boss Thomas Tuchel with their 2-1 victory against Sheffield United on Sunday night.

The 22-year-old is the second-youngest player to score 10 Premier League goals for Chelsea, after Arjen Robben (who was 21 at the time).

The midfield maestro has scored four goals and provided six assists in all competitions and has arguably been Chelsea’s player this season.

Tuchel dropped Mount for the draw with Wolves in his first game in charge but it appears the German manager has realised his error, and he praised the midfielder last week.

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“We had no doubt he had potential and was the team player that he is,” he said.

“He showed what a big influence he can have from the bench. From here, there are no guarantees for anybody, not even for Mason.

“Is there room to improve? Yes. Is there a lot of room to improve? Yes, even for him.

“There are no gifts so he has to earn his place in every training session and every match. But he knows about it. He is a competitor.

“I don’t want to put a limit to his development. He has a lot of potential. Besides being a great footballer, he is a super-nice guy.

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“He is eager to learn, hungry to win, open-minded and he can perform for any manager.”

And Foden, 20, helped take apart defending champions Liverpool in Manchester City’s 4-1 win against Jurgen Klopp’s side on Sunday evening.

Foden has also shone this season, with 10 goals and six assists in all competitions.

And City boss Pep Guardiola hailed the youngster as a “huge talent”.

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