Mason Mount hails Chelsea teammate Hakim Ziyech following Burnley display
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Mason Mount hails Chelsea teammate Hakim Ziyech following Burnley display

England international Mason Mount has opened up on the signing of Morocco international Hakim Ziyech and the vast difference he has made in the squad.

These sentiments came after Ziyech put on an impressive performance against Burnley while scoring a goal and registering an assist in the comfortable 3-0 victory.

"We know what he can do on the ball and what he brings to the team," Mount said.

"World-class player, obviously coming in and scoring the other night [against Krasnodar] and scoring on his Premier League debut. He’s a brilliant player.

"He’s a joy to play with, very clever on the ball, he brings a lot to the team. He’s a very good player."

This is certainly a positive start for Ziyech who missed most of the campaign due to nursing and injury but Frank Lampard believes there is more to come from the former Ajax star.

"I think I’ve said it a bit now, but he brings a different quality to us with his eye for a pass, receiving, his crossing and everything, his assist-making," Lampard said.

"I expected a lot of him because I was very aware of his quality, that’s why we brought him to the club.

"But what I’ve seen since he’s been here as well is his absolute personality when he plays to want the ball.

"His work rate off the ball is very, very good as well.

"And he’s brought those qualities and he’s come in with real confidence.

"He’s definitely given us a big boost with his demeanour and the way he plays.

"Two games in a few days, with a trip to Russia in between, for him, after being out for so long, it’s been a really good start for him."

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