Lampard explains why he made Mount Chelsea captain
The 22-year-old wore the armband for the FA Cup win against Luton Town because the former manager was impressed by his standing in the team
Frank Lampard says he gave Mason Mount the Chelsea captaincy because of the midfielder’s “authority” among the team.
The 22-year-old wore the captain’s armband for the first time as the Blues beat Luton Town 3-1 in the fourth round of the FA Cup in what turned out to be Lampard’s final match in charge.
Lampard, who was sacked days later and replaced by Thomas Tuchel, says the England international deserved to be trusted to lead the team and challenged him to “rise up” to the role.
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