Mason Mount’s loan spell at Championship side Derby County, playing under Chelsea legend Frank Lampard in the second year of his career, has been a remarkable success despite only having started. The youngster has already scored 4 goals in 8 appearances for the side from midfield, continuing what was a great loan stint at Eredivisie outfit Vitesse last season.
So there is little to no incentive for Chelsea to recall Mount from his Derby loan. Not that they would be able to do so in the first place, as revealed by Lampard.
“No, he’s not going back.”
“It is great news. He’s been very good for us and I’m very happy with Mason.”
Out of his performances with Derby at the start of the season, Mount has got a call to the English U21 Team. He went on to record a score and an assist on his full debut for the team in a 2-1 win over Latvia in the international break, cementing further his case as a potential star at club and international level.
Lampard, world-class midfielder that he was, has a firm belief that Mount can reach these levels. It will be on the 19-year-old to work as hard as Lamps to reach these plateaus, and meet the hopes of the club legend.
“At the moment, it’s a great situation for us, because we’ve got Mason Mount, for him, because he’s playing very well and has got his England recognition, and I think for Chelsea long-term, because we understand the player he is.”
“I hope for him that he goes on to have a long, glorious career at Chelsea. There’s a lot of hard work until that happens but I think we’re part of that process.
“So long may it continue, as it stands.”
-Frank Lampard; Source: Derby Telegraph