Mason Mount has come in for some criticism in recent games, with the midfielder increasingly ineffective in moments where the Blues really need a creative spark to finish off matches and ensure three points.
In snippets from Jamie Redknapp’s column in the Mail, the cousin of manager Frank Lampard shared his views on Mason Mount and questioned whether a break from the starting XI may indeed be the best course of action;
“When it comes to Mount, I wonder if he could benefit from a break.”
“I remember when I was 19, I’d broken into the Liverpool team but was going through a rough patch.”
“Graeme Souness was my manager at the time and he pulled me to one side at the training ground. He told me he was going to leave me out. I was fuming.”
“I had my break, recharged the batteries and came back raring to go. So maybe that could help Mount, too.”
Mason Mount’s form to start the season surprised many and saw the 20-year-old elevated to the England senior squad – the midfielder scored four in eight Premier League matches, but in recent weeks his form has come into question by fans and pundits alike.
Frank Lampard has entrusted a player he worked so well with at Derby last season so much that Mount has found himself involved in every single Premier League match – so resting the youngster for a game or two could very well be advice from Redknapp that Lampard will indeed take note of.