Chelsea boss Frank Lampard heaped praises on Mason Mount after the 22-year-old scored the only goal that saw off Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Fulham had played the second 45 minutes with ten men following Antonee Robinson’s red card on the stroke of half time for a awful challenge on Cesar Azpilicueta.
Chelsea dominated the ball in the second half but had to wait until 12 minutes from time to finally break the deadlock.
Fulham keeper Alphonse Areola could only palm Ben Chillwell’s cross into the path of Mount, who showed great composure in putting the ball at the back of the net.
Speaking post-match, Lampard said: “I thought Mason’s performance all round was fantastic. He has been very, very good for us in the past year, this year. He is a big example of why I talk about the youth.
“Mason turned 22 years old last week, the age I came to Chelsea at. I wasn’t blowing the world away in my first way my first year or so, Mason already has so many games under his belt.
“Across our frontline, we’ve got Christian Pulisic, similar age bracket. Kai Havertz, similar age bracket, Callum Hudson-Odoi, younger age bracket. Tammy, Timo, they’re all young.
“But to go back to Mason, his effort, attitude and quality of play today was outstanding.”
Speaking to Sky Sports post-match as well, Lampard was raving about his midfield star but also sent him a message.
“He needs to score more Mason, he knows that but his quality and his attitude is brilliant.”
Mount has netted two goals in his two games in all competitions but he has netted just two goals in the top flight all season.