Frank Lampard sends message to Mason Mount after Chelsea beat Leeds
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Frank Lampard was thrilled with Chelsea's win over Leeds

Frank Lampard was thrilled with Chelsea’s win over Leeds (Picture: beIN SPORTS/Getty)

Frank Lampard has promised to send Mason Mount a message of thanks after his former player inadvertently boosted Everton’s Premier League survival hopes by helping Chelsea beat Leeds United.

Mount produced a superb performance at Elland Road on Wednesday night, scoring and making an assist as Chelsea sealed a 3-0 win to pile the misery on Jesse Marsch’s side.

While Chelsea were fully focused on moving a step closer to Champions League qualification, their victory certainly helped former manager and club legend Lampard, who is trying to prevent Everton from being relegated to the Championship.

With Norwich City and Watford already down, Leeds are currently in the final relegation spot but could still catch 17th-placed Burnley and 16th-placed Everton with two games remaining.

Speaking after Everton’s goalless draw with Watford, Lampard was asked about Chelsea’s victory over Leeds United and told beIN SPORTS: ‘It was useful, it was.

‘I’ll send him [Mason Mount] a message later of thanks. Those things are out of your hands but Mason’s a fantastic player and I’m pleased for him that he’s getting those numbers because he is a player of such a high level and those numbers reflect it.

‘It’s brilliant for him and Chelsea did us a favour getting that result, but we have to make sure we do our own thing to get this over the line.’

Mount thrived under Lampard during a loan spell at Derby County and was a key member of the manager’s squad during his time in charge of Chelsea.

Everton appeared in serious risk of suffering relegation around a month ago but Lampard’s side have picked up points in four of their last five games, beating Chelsea and Leicester City before their draw with Watford.

Lampard added: ‘There is work to be done but if you look at our recent results we have put ourselves in a decent position.

‘There were not enough clear chances. But if you are not at your best you need to make sure you pick up a point. That is not something we’ve done often enough this season.

‘Watford had players playing with something to lose. They had nothing on the game and sometimes that can be difficult to come against. They gave us a game.’

Lampard's Everton were held to a 1-1 draw by Watford

Lampard’s Everton were held to a 1-1 draw by Watford (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea boss Tuchel, meanwhile, praised his side’s performance against ten-man Leeds and was pleased with their reaction after conceding a 97th-minute equaliser in their last match against Wolves at the weekend.

‘We were very focused,’ he said. ‘Even against 11 players we were clearly the better team,’ Tuchel said. ‘I felt the team were very committed, focused and calm. I had a good feeling.

‘I was happy with how we played and how the players reacted after Saturday’s late equaliser. We trusted ourselves but it was necessary to clear the air and refocus.

‘The level of discipline and coverage in the defensive approach, we were more careful than the last game. We took care that we have a clean sheet.’

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