Chelsea star Mason Mount has stated that he does not agree with the position Frank Lampard has opted to use in him for the majority of the season.
The Blues are battling the likes of Manchester United and Wolves for a spot in the top four this campaign.
They hold on to the position at the moment, three points clear of the Red Devils.
It is remarkable considering the amount of academy players Lampard has used.
Mount is one of eight debutants from the youth system this year, which also includes the likes of Reece James, Billy Gilmour and Marc Guehi.
The 21-year-old knows Lampard well having played under him at Derby the previous season.
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And this year has been a breakthrough campaign for the Englishman, though he does not agree with his manager that he is a No.10.
"I always see myself as a No.8 because I like to do the other side of the game as well, not just going forward and attacking," he said.
"I’ve played No.10 throughout my career, I’ve always gone in between so I don’t mind now."
Mount ended an 18-match streak without scoring on Sunday when he netted the opener against Everton at Stamford Bridge in a 4-0 victory.
It was his sixth of the season, assisting a further five in 41 appearances across all competitions.
Mount was deployed as a No.8 alongside Ross Barkley, with Gilmour acting as cover in the ‘Jorginho’ role.
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It worked a treat with the Toffees unable to cope with the intricate passing between the three.
"Speaking about it in the changing room afterwards, it is about time we scored a few goals at home, kept a clean sheen sheet and had a very dominant performance. It all came together," Mount continued.
"You always want to win your home games, that’s the most important thing. Obviously, the last two games we had Liverpool – a tough, tough game – and then [Everton] again as well. So, we had to stay focused because they were two tough games.”
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