Frank Lampard was unhappy with Mason Mount’s early performance in Chelsea’s win over Sheffield United (PA)

Frank Lampard told Mason Mount to ‘stop f***ing about’ in the first half of Chelsea’s win over Sheffield United, according to reports.

Chelsea went a goal down at Stamford Bridge following David McGoldrick’s early opener, but Lampard’s side were in front by half time with goals from Tammy Abraham and Ben Chilwell.

Thiago Silva and Timo Werner scored in the second half to complete Chelsea’s 4-1 win which has pushed Lampard’s side up to fifth in the Premier League.

But according to The Telegraph, Lampard was unhappy with Mount’s start to the game and told the midfielder to ‘stop f***ing about’ in possession.

The report claims that Lampard also instructed Mount to deliver the ball quicker to Hakim Ziyech and Reece James in wide areas.

And the message appeared to do the trick as Ziyech was named man of the match for his display as he provided two assists and was unfortunate to not get a third after Werner put his effort wide after being put through on goal by the Morocco international.

Mason Mount was told by Frank Lampard to speed up his distribution (Getty Images)

‘My role now is trying to get them on the ball to do what they do,’ Mount said after Chelsea’s fourth Premier League win of the season.

‘I have gone back into midfield, which is something I played a lot last season.

‘For us midfielders we want to get up and get involved, but also to be ready if we do lose the ball to win it back.’

Mount also praised Ziyech’s early impact at Chelsea and believes the £33.3 million signing from Ajax is a ‘world-class player’.

‘He is a brilliant player,’ the England international said.

‘He comes into the team and he knows what he can bring with his quality left foot.

‘He brings something new to the team which is brilliant for us.

‘he gaffer always speaks about having the competition to keep our standard high and Hakim is a world-class player coming in.’

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