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Paul Merson names Chelsea star as Premier League’s most improved player

Mason Mount has been Chelsea’s talisman this season, says Paul Merson (Getty)

Paul Merson believes Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is the Premier League’s most-improved player this season.

The 22-year-old has been in excellent form for Chelsea this season with eight goals and seven assists in 47 appearances.

After impressing on loan at Derby County, Frank Lampard handed Mount his first-team breakthrough at Chelsea last season and the midfielder has shown plenty of improvement since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival at Stamford Bridge in January.

And Merson now believes that Chelsea are being ‘carried’ by Mount.

‘Mason Mount is the most improved player in the Premier League – and he reminds me of Frank Lampard,’ Merson wrote in his column for the Daily Star.

‘He is getting better and better and has the same attitude Frank did, one hundred per cent. He’s always working hard, always trying to get better.

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‘Frank got accused of being the teacher’s pet as well at West Ham when Harry Redknapp was manager, and the same happened to Mason at Chelsea.

‘But Lampard has been proved right about Mason Mount. It was Lampard who gave him his big chance when he was manager. And he’s taken it with both hands.

‘Look how much money Chelsea spent on Kai Havertz and Timo Werner and they are nowhere near as important as Mount.

‘He’s the go-to man now, and that’s phenomenal at his age. He carries the team.’

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