Frank Lampard explains the moment he knew Mason Mount would become a Chelsea undroppable

Frank Lampard has detailed what sets Mason Mount apart from many of his peers.

Mount has been excellent for Chelsea this season, both under Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel, and he was recently awarded the men’s player of the season prize at the club for his efforts.

But while the midfielder’s talent on the field is in no doubt, it might just be his attitude off the field that sets him apart from many other players, both at his age and beyond.

The 22-year-old was an undroppable under Lampard, and indeed under Tuchel, but for the former, there was one particular circumstance when he knew Mount was made of different stuff.

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“I remember every time I didn’t play Mason, people say it wasn’t that much, but his eyes were burning you in the meeting room the minute I didn’t pick him and that’s a 20-year-old kid,” Lampard told the Guardian

“I liked that because it reminded me of myself.”

He added: “His form was developing this season, he’s Chelsea Player of the Year and rightly so because his individual performances have been immense particularly for someone of his age.

“But I saw his leadership skills in his personality developing this season and I’ve always seen it in Mason because there’s a sternness about Mason, there’s a toughness about him.

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