Frank Lampard and Gianfranco Zola rate Mason Mount display vs Chelsea

Lawrence Kim
November 1, 2018

Own goals from Derby were cancelled out by a glorious finish by Jack Marriott after Tom Huddlestone won the ball back in the middle of the park then Mount squared up for Martyn Waghorn to tap in the second. The home support bellowed Lampard's name throughout and saw their team barely muster a shot on target in the opening half, yet still lead, all while the former England midfielder, clad in a gilet with his hands sunk deep into his pockets, watched as his own side scored four times. "They can turn something into a goal where nobody else would have seen a goal".

The Rams had impressively defeated Manchester United in the previous round, overcoming a 1-0 deficit before eventually progressing in a penalty shootout.

Boss Maurizio Sarri goes with Willy Caballero in goal, while Gary Cahill and Andreas Christensen are the centre-back pair. We are going to assess him tomorrow. He dribbled when he should have passed, he passed when he should have dribbled, and the crowd got on his back and he found it hard at times.

The Italian admitted that Barkley was developing Lampard's goalscoring touch, but played down the comparisons, for the time being, saying: "I thought Frank Lampard getting in the box was exceptional. Another night, that might have been a goal." .

"I've got nothing but great memories and to come back here and be treated like that, I'm a lucky man". This lad has got to become mentally stronger, but in terms of ability, you think of the players who played in that position in the World Cup - Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard - and maybe you could argue they are better mentally but they are not better ability wise.

"It was an unbelievable experience for me", Mount said.

There's been an intense buzz about the fixture since the draw was made a month ago, but it's since been heightened by an element of nervousness on the part of Chelsea fans due to the fact that Lampard has settled into his first managerial role exceptionally well. I love the fans!

On the pitch though, we should be able to see an entertaining game.

Mount enjoyed the moment but explained that it is straight back to work as Derby switch their focus straight back to the Sky Bet Championship and the arrival of Birmingham City on the weekend.

"The confidence we have got building we need to take that into Birmingham now".

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