Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has heaped praise on the Blues’ young star Mason Mount who has only made his first appearance at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Cole who has officially announced his retirement before the Leicester game has obviously seen the midfielder rising through the ranks at Chelsea academy.

Besides, they spent the last season together at Derby County, with Frank Lampard as their manager.

“Mount is very mature for his age,” Cole said on Sky Sports after the game where Mount scored his first goal for the Blues.

“He’s got a good head on his shoulders and he wants to improve all the time and he will do because he’s willing to listen.

“He can play anywhere in the midfield, right, left, holding because his range of passing is so good.

He needs to know when to slow the game down, everything doesn’t have to be 100mph. He can potentially be world-class but he obviously has a lot to learn.”