Mason Mount has been the toast of the Chelsea faithful over the past two seasons. That has come with an award this season as the midfielder was recently voted Chelsea Player of the Year.
Moreover, the young Englishman’s success cannot be understated given that the last Chelsea Academy graduate to win the award was John Terry as far back as 2006.
With this, the question as to why has Mason Mount succeded head and shoulders above other Chelsea Academy graduates lately?
Below is the answer;
It was a time when Chelsea was lacking balance in midfield and the club couldn’t sign players due to a transfer ban, which allowed Mount to grab the opportunity to break into the Chelsea first team.
Green-horn manager Frank Lampard had little choice but turn to Mount – a player he had coached for a year at Derby, and one that had been at Chelsea since the age of 5.
The Englishman repaid his manager’s faith by grabbing the opportunity with both hands and scored 7 goals and 6 assists in the 2019-20 season. The 22-year-old has now established himself as an indispensable cog in Chelsea’s engine room.
Probably, you don’t want to guess what would’ve happened if Mount had made his breakthrough in one of Jose Mourinho’s star-studded squads.
Obviously, it would be hard for someone to dislike Mason Mount at Chelsea because of how hard he works. There’s a reason why Chelsea fans absolutely love N’Golo Kante and we can tie it back to why Blues are loving Mount – hard work, tenacity, determination, and grit.
Mason, just like Kante is one player Chelsea can rely on to leave his heart on the pitch every game. He rarely makes mistakes and is proving himself a deadly finisher too.
Earlier at the start of his Chelsea senior career, some critics labeled him ‘Lampard’s son’, but that changed overnight since it became clear the lad had been always selected based on merit.
Furthermore, one can observe that Mount is not injury prone compared to others. At 22 years, he’s yet to miss a game due to injury despite playing 104 Chelsea games in 2 seasons. And in that period, no Chelsea player has played more in that period, not even our tireless skipper Cesar Azpilicueta.
Mason Mount Is Super Talented
While hard work, tenacity, and opportunity are very important, one needs the talent to survive at a club like Chelsea. And Mason has plenty of it.
In terms of dribbling, Mount is unrivaled in Chelsea’s midfield as it is. So how else do we describe a player who rarely puts a foot wrong week-in-week-out? He has got passing and incredible shooting skill.
Having won his maiden POTY award in his early 20s, you can get the feeling the best is yet to come from the Englishman.