The 2019/20 season has been nothing short of a revelation for Chelsea. The Blues, renowned for their money-backed approach in building their squad, had to reassess their transfer strategy given the recent two-window transfer ban.
Going into the season with a young manager in charge, and having to rely on the young guns raised quite a bit of concern among the fans.
However, the trust put into the young team by the management has certainly paid dividends as Chelsea currently stand 4th in the Premier League table and have cemented their place in the FA Cup Quarters, beating Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool on the way.
The performance of their academy graduates, such as Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Fikayo Tomori and more recently Billy Gilmour has been immensely fruitful for the London club. However, the player that seems to come of his age the most is the number 19, Mason Mount.
Following a productive loan spell at the Championship side Derby County, the 22-year-old has quickly established himself as a starter in the Chelsea squad and with each matchday, the young prospect seems to be growing more and more into his game.
The midfielder brings to the table a perfect blend of creativity and work-rate and with his incisive passing and silky feet, the player has earned himself a huge admirer in Frank Lampard.
Mount’s potential was on full display in Chelsea’s recent showdown against Everton as the Englishman pulled off a delightful 60-yard pass across the field that seemed to get stuck in the air as it travelled towards the feet of the Chelsea full-back with great precision.
Definitely one of the ‘pass of the season’ contenders and absolute beaut to say the least –
This Mason Mount pass against Everton is the content I want to see on my timeline.— Uber Chelsea FC 🏆 (@UberCheIseaFC) March 10, 2020
What a ball. 🤝 pic.twitter.com/pxPcHCz1TG
Mount also broke his 18-game goal drought as he opened the scoring for Chelsea, thanks to a smooth turn and finish to the bottom left corner that gave his England team-mate Jordan Pickford no chance.
A sign of great things to come for the Blues as they look to hold on to the Champions League spots and hopefully get their hands on the FA Cup to show for their exploits.