Chelsea legend backs Mason Mount to thrive under Frank Lampard at Derby County

Former Chelsea midfielder Dennis Wise has backed Derby County boss Frank Lampard to get the best out of Mason Mount.

The 19-year-old midfielder signed for the Rams on a season-long loan from the Blues earlier in the summer, and has started in all five competitive matches under Lampard so far this season, scoring two goals.. Defender Fikayo Tomori has also joined from the Blues.

Wise spent 11 seasons at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea between 1990-2001, during which time he made 447 appearances in all competitions, winning two FA Cups.

Rams assistant manager Jody Morris spent six seasons alongside Wise at Chelsea as a player, while Lampard joined the Blues shortly before Wise left the club to sign for Leicester City.

Wise is backing Mount to thrive under the former Chelsea duo at Pride Park, and says that Lampard is capable of being a success as Rams boss.

“I think he is a very talented young boy,” Wise told Goal . “Obviously Frank knows a lot about him and Jody knows a lot about him.

“Therefore, they decided to bring the boy in who has now developed physically, technically he is fantastic and he showed the other day his capabilities.

“So he is a boy that they have looked at and I wouldn’t be surprised if they take one or two more (on loan from Chelsea) as well further down the line.

“At the moment, I think that the manager who previously went into Derby were constantly buying old, constantly trying to make it happen.

“I think there’s a different philosophy with Frank, Jody and Chris Jones, in the manner that they want to go about it.

“I think they will be given enough time by the owner as well, I think he said that in the press conference.

“He wants to improve on certain things at Derby. Frank is the person who is capable of doing that.”

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