Mason Mount: Chelsea midfielder signs five-year contract

This Is What I Want To Learn From Frank Lampard – Chelsea Star

This Is What I Want To Learn From Frank Lampard – Chelsea Star

David Luiz says Chelsea's players are already taking in lessons from Frank Lampard.

Lampard, who is the club's record goalscorer from his time as a player, was appointed Chelsea's new manager this month. "We can't bring any players in, we know that - this year - but I don't need new players".

Mount was on loan at Derby under Frank Lampard last season and was one of Rams top performers as they reached the playoff finals.

Luiz admits that everyone connected with the clubs is determined to build on that success, with trophy challenges demanded at one of the biggest teams on the planet.

Mason Mount has followed in the footsteps of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, by putting pen to paper on a new deal with Chelsea.

Friday's clash with Kawasaki will be the third game of Lampard's tenure, with Chelsea having secured a win and a draw during two pre-season matches in Ireland last week.

But David Luiz insists Chelsea's young talent - some of whom, such as Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori excelled under Lampard at Derby County last term - are more than capable of filling a void left by a lack of incomings.

"Now it's up to those young players to take it upon themselves to impress me and get into the team, because the opportunities will be there if they apply themselves correctly". I joined the club at the age of six and it feels like home. I'm really looking forward to the coming season now and working hard to have an impact here at Chelsea. "Now it is up to those young players to show what they can do". They now have to make the difference.

Lampard won 13 trophies in 13 years and became Chelsea's all-time leading marksmen with 211 goals from midfield during a decorated playing career at Stamford Bridge. The 20-year-old has already played a part for Chelsea during their pre-season campaign and it will now be interesting to see if a future with the first-team awaits in the 2019-20 season. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.