Mason Mount says Chelsea are happy with their start to the season under new manager Frank Lampard and believes they are proving many people wrong.
Chelsea appeared to be in a tough situation at the start of the season after being hit with a transfer ban and hiring the inexperienced Lampard to take over from Europa League winner Maurizio Sarri.
But the introduction of the club’s best young talents has breathed new life into the club, and Lampard has been the ideal manager to bring them through.
Though the ex-Derby boss has also warned that they need to be good enough once given the chance. So far they have been, and Mount has led the way.
“The manager tells us that we're not going to be given a chance just because we're young, we have to earn it," Mount said.
"But the fans have been calling for young English players for a long time and the backing they've given us makes us all want to give that extra yard on the pitch.
"People wrote us off at the start of the season and said we wouldn't do well without new signings, so we just need to keep proving them wrong."