Mason Mount has captained Chelsea a couple of times in the past, with Thomas Tuchel handing him the armband in a domestic cup game last season.
He also led the side for the second half of the pre-season friendly against Charlotte FC.
Mount has admitted that becoming the club’s captain is one of his dreams. He said (via 90min): “Yes, I am still young and I am still learning but whenever the opportunity [to captain the club] comes to step up I want to take it.
“Obviously, the gaffer trusted me with captaining the side in the second half and I take that responsibility. Whether we win, whether we lose I always want to be the won to be able to take it.
“To take it on the chin if we win and obviously if we lose as well. I’ve never really been very vocal. When I was captain of the Under-18 FA Youth Cup side I was always someone who tried to lead by example on the pitch.
“But you have to bring that as well and that’s something I am constantly trying to learn from the likes of Azpi and Jorgi who have been captains of this club. Just trying to learn from them and trying to add that to my game.
“Even if you are not someone who leads with the ball and leads on the pitch you have to have that other side as well.”
Mount is Chelsea’s back-to-back player of the season and was the leading goalscorer last season. It’s crazy to think he hasn’t even started his prime years yet – he can surely be the captain one day.