Report: Frank Lampard admits Chelsea FC star is surprising him after Brighton win

Frank Lampard singled out Mason Mount for praise after Chelsea FC’s 2-0 win over Brighton on Saturday

Frank Lampard has admitted that he has been surprised by Mason Mount’s strong start to the season after he helped Chelsea FC claim a 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

The 20-year-old has been a regular fixture in the first team for the Blues this term and he played a key role in helping the west London side to claim all three points on Saturday.

Mount drew a foul from Adam Webster in the penalty area in the 49th minute and Jorginho stepped up to give Chelsea FC the lead from the spot-kick.

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And Willian made the points secure when he doubled the home side’s advantage in the 76th minute with a right-footed shot.

The win was a welcome one for the Blues, and it was their first home victory in the Premier League under new boss Lampard.

And despite Mount not getting on the score-sheet for the Blues on Saturday, Lampard singled out the young forward for special praise.

Speaking to Match of the Day, Lampard said: “The all-round game and quality of Mason – he is the catalyst for us getting in front with his sharpness.

“He was brilliant for me at Derby. I did not expect this level but he is improving daily.”

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Lampard went on to underline the importance of his side claiming all three points in front of their home fans.

He continued: “We needed the win. We haven’t had a 90 minute game where we’ve controlled it enough. The only disappointment is we didn’t have more goals. A clean sheet as well. It is good for the confidence of everyone.

“We had a lot of shots first half. But weak finishing and a bit of bad luck. You do start to wonder but you have to remain confident it will come – and it did.”

The result left Chelsea FC in sixth place in the Premier League table after seven games.

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