Mason Mount: Rollercoaster couple of months - from Derby County to starting for Chelsea

Matt Debono

It has been a great start to the season for the 20-year-old who has a couple of goals to his name in the Premier League already this season.

He's gone quieter in the last couple of weeks, but continues to be a huge presence on this Chelsea side going forward.

Mount vs Brighton
Mason Mount in action against Brighton as defender Lewis Dunk chases him down.Getty Images

Head coach Frank Lampard has put a lot of faith on the young shoulders of Mount, but the attacking midfielder insists he's been ready for every opportunity given.

Talking after the 2-0 home win against Brighton, Mount said: "The manager wants me to get the ball and go forward, to create or try and score. 

"It's been a rollercoaster couple of months but I've been waiting for this opportunity for a long time and I've been ready." 

Frank Lampard spoke of the young prodigy, and revealed he hasn't wanted to put too much pressure on the 20-year-old, and he believes it has shown in his decision for Jorginho to take the penalty, in which he converted. 

"I didn't want to put pressure on Mason or burden him with too much expectation but I think he's done even better than I thought he would stepping up into the Premier League. The penalty is a great example.

"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 he is improving daily."