In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, there’s praise for a young Blues star and two of our former defenders.
These stories are samples pulled from external media sources. They do not represent the views or position of Chelsea Football Club.
Tim Cahill expects much to come from Mount
Former Everton striker Tim Cahill has told Sky Sports that Mason Mount is the Premier League's most exciting young player and has much to offer in his footballing career to come.
Asked to name the young player in the league who excites him the most, the Australian opted for the Chelsea midfielder who has netted five goals and provided six assists in his first Premier League campaign with the Blues.
‘I like the look of Mason Mount. I think he's a top goalscorer and he's got a massive career ahead of him,’ added Cahill of the 21-year-old.
‘One of the reasons why I like him a lot is because of his coach Frank Lampard and the way that he's trying to mould a player similar to himself. He can lead him and show him the right ways.
‘You can see that starting to come to fruition with his football this season. I'm a big fan.’
Redknapp rues missing out on Cahill
In an interview with Gary Cahill for the Daily Mail, football pundit Jamie Redknapp has spoken of how his father, Harry, regrets missing out on the former Chelsea defender when he was manager of Tottenham Hotspur.
Cahill was still playing for Bolton Wanderers when the elder Redknapp took notice of him during a match against his Spurs side about a decade ago.
Said Jamie Redknapp to Cahill: ‘I went to one of those [Bolton] games against Tottenham and I remember my dad saying afterwards: “I've got to sign him, he's different class.”
‘Then you went to Chelsea! I know for a fact one of my dad's big regrets is missing out on you.’
In his response, Cahill explained that talks with Spurs didn’t go too far but he has absolutely no regrets about ending up at Stamford Bridge.
‘When someone like Chelsea comes in for you, you just go,’ he said.
‘You're never quite sure to what degree is it a managerial or club decision. But I wasn't too interested in that. I just wanted to be at a top club and grab hold of my chance.’
Terry was better version of me: Carragher
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has told Sky Sports John Terry was a better player than he was given credit for during his career.
While Carragher had an accomplished career as a Premier League defender, he admitted that Terry was better than him.
‘John Terry was basically a better version of me,’ he said.
‘He was bigger, more powerful, better quality on the ball as well. He was one who when you trained with him went up a level in your eyes. You knew he was a great player.
‘Technically, he’s a lot better than he’s given credit for. People always talk about John Terry being this man who put his head and his body in front of everything – and he would – and we talk about Rio Ferdinand being the player who was great on the ball. But we forget that Rio was a great defender and that John Terry was great on the ball.
‘John Terry could pass the ball 60 or 70 yards with his left foot – the best ball-playing centre-back in the world would struggle to do that. So he was definitely one that you’d think was a top player, and you’d see that with England.’