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Chelsea boss Lampard defends Mount: I'm a huge fan of his

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists Mason Mount deserved to start in defeat at Manchester United.

Lampard defended Mount at today's Super Cup pre-match presser.

He said, “I pick the best team to win the game, regardless of age. Mount deserves his chance on merit, I won't fear to play young players. In terms of how we set up, I really liked some of our aggressive off the ball work. We have to be adaptable and respect the strengths of our opponents. There may be subtle changes of our approach.

“I will have no fears to play players because of their age. They will always have a chance. We won the ball back a lot versus United and it was more we didn't finish the chances we got that we lost the game."

He added: “With Mason Mount, I don't like to compare, particularly with myself, I can talk about him myself and he has a great work ethic and it's important about how we want to play. Scoring goals he will step up levels as he develops, I'm a huge fan of his."

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