Name: Mason Mount
Date of Birth: 10 January 1999
Position: Midfielder (Attacking/centre), winger
Mason Mount – his career so far
Mason Mount is Chelsea academy graduate who’s already made it at the top level and is playing his football for the Blues’ senior team. But his road towards glory was not an easy or a short one.
The now 21-year-old midfielder started training at the club when he was only six years old and was signed for Chelsea’s U9 squad at first. But his rise was quite impressive and even from such a young age, the talent was already quite visible.
By the 2014/15 season, Mount would already tally some appearances for the U18 team and would continue featuring for the squad in the following campaign as well. In 2016/17, he was playing for both the U18 and the U21 teams, even managing to drop impressive performances and follow them up with goals and assists.
He ended up playing a total of 15 games for the U18s, scoring three goals and assisting further four and played 25 for the U23s, scoring four and assisting three. Overall, it was a decent spell in the youth ranks but in 2017, he would get his first loan to Vitesse Arnhem.
This is when he really started making some noise as he ended up mustering 13 goals and ten assists across 39 games in Holland, helping his team reach the Europa League by the end of that season.
The campaign after that, he was loaned out to Derby County where he would have his first contact with future Chelsea boss Frank Lampard. The spell was quite fruitful as well and Mount netted 11 goals and six assists before returning to Chelsea in the summer of 2019.
In 2019/20, he started the season in the team under Lampard once again, making his debut with the Blues against Manchester United and basically never looking back since.
So far, he can boast with a total of 41 appearances for the senior team, scoring six goals and also assisting five in the process as well.
Even though there are no transfer rumours currently circulating around Mount, it does seem like the youngster is slowly but surely becoming a big star at Stamford Bridge. In some other Chelsea news, the 21-year-old was picked as the Premier League’s most exciting young player by Tim Cahill, which will surely be a good update for the Blues’ fans.
His current contract expires in 2024 so Chelsea should also not be too worried about teams prowling around their gem or about a potential renewal any time soon.
At the moment, his future seems firmly set at Stamford Bridge and the youngster should keep developing further as the years go by. If he’s such an exciting prospect at this stage already, Chelsea might get a real superstar quite soon.
Mount is a really versatile and aggressive attacking-midfielder that can be deployed in advanced zones, including the flanks, and in a slightly deeper role as more of a central midfielder.
But he excels at being box-to-box and can be seen offering support for his teammates going both ways. When he’s off the ball, Mount will often engage in an aggressive and high-press, aiming to intercept the ball and break off the opposition’ attacks.
And while that is admirable, his most impressive traits are visible when he’s actually in possession of the ball. The footballing intelligence he has and the brilliant technique mean he’s a creative force in attack and a real menace for defences.
He will often position himself between the lines and then progress the ball into the box via his dribbling and press-resistance. But he can also set his teammates up as boasts with great vision and an impressive passing range.
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