England international Mount has thrived under Lampard, first impressing under the manager at Championship outfit Derby County and more recently for boyhood club Chelsea.
Mount was one of Lampard’s go-to players last season – making 53 appearances in all competitions – and he has continued to have a big influence at Stamford Bridge this term, featuring in 18 of Chelsea’s Premier League matches.
Mount scored in the recent FA Cup victory over Morecambe and subsequent league win at Fulham and Redknapp hailed his potential ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Leicester on Tuesday night.
Speaking before Chelsea lost 2-0 at the King Power Stadium, Redknapp told Sky Sports: ‘[England boss] Gareth Southgate loves him and Frank Lampard is the same.
‘He’s the first name on the [Chelsea] team sheet to a certain extent, because of what he does off the ball.
‘There’s talk that in a couple of years he could be the Chelsea captain and he’s got that look about him. He’s the sort of player who isn’t faxed by any occasion.’
Chelsea’s defeat to Leicester left them eighth in the Premier League, five points behind fourth-placed Liverpool who have a game in hand.
Following the loss, Lampard said: ‘There are players who are not playing as well as they should be, that’s a simple fact.
‘I’m disappointed with both the goals. We know we can compete with Leicester when we are are playing well but when you go 2-0 down and you are in a difficult period of form it affects the game hugely.
‘The players know they were beaten by a better team, a team we are behind and one we want to catch. The general theme of our performance was slow and sluggish.’
Chelsea face Luton Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.