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Chelsea midfielder Mount: Both Lampard and Tuchel good for me

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount says he never allowed talk of being a favourite of former manager Frank Lampard to get to him.

Mount is now playing for Lampard's successor Thomas Tuchel.

He told the Daily Mail: "I never really looked into that kind of stuff where people say [that],' he says. 'Frank added a lot to my game and helped me go to the Championship, learning that kind of football and then bringing me back to Chelsea.

"I learnt a lot. And now it's a different kind of learning under a different manager. For me, at 22, to learn off these different managers with different views of football, it's only adding to me and making me better and better."

The Tuchel era got off to an uncertain start when he was dropped, along with Tammy Abraham and Reece James, for the first game against Wolves.

"I've never experienced a managerial change in my career so it was different. I've seen it from afar, in the academy. But you don't really know what it feels like until you're in it.

"It's very difficult. You know what I'm like, I want to play every single game. But, with the new manager coming in, I understood that he went for experience [against Wolves]. We had a chat and I understood what his view was and that really helped me moving on. I knew I just had to keep working hard and show him what I can do.

"Obviously now I have played or started mostly every game. He just said: 'Keep working hard, I've seen you only for one session and I'm very happy so don't let your head drop.' And that's something I wouldn't do anyway. I'm always someone who wants to strive to prove someone wrong or show something that maybe they haven't seen."

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