Frank Lampard singles out Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori in first Chelsea interview

Frank Lampard has singled out Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori for praise in his first interview after becoming Chelsea’s new manager. The 41-year-old, who spent 13 years as a player at Chelsea, has returned to Stamford Bridge to replace Maurizio Sarri who joined Juventus last month. During his single season at Chelsea, Sarri was criticised for not taking a closer look as some of the club’s academy players and giving few minutes to Callum Hudson-Odoi during the first half of the campaign. Reports also claimed this week that Sarri did not watch a single minute of Chelsea’s Under-23s last season or monitor the academy players in training. Lampard, meanwhile, has vowed to create a clear path to the first-team squad for Chelsea’s young players and says he was impressed with the attitudes of Mount and Tomori during their loan spell at Derby last season.