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Chelsea: Fans react as Mason Mount speaks on inspiring the next generation at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea: Fans react as Mason Mount speaks on inspiring the next generation at Stamford Bridge

Lots of Chelsea supporters have been replying on social media to a recent post on Twitter by Mason Mount, where the Frank Lampard regular spoke of inspiring the next generation after scoring against Southampton in a 4-1 win at St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday.

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Mount fired the Stamford Bridge natives’ second of the afternoon seven minutes after Tammy Abraham opened the scoring on the south coast with his eighth goal of the term (WhoScored), before strikes by N’Golo Kante and Michy Batshuayi further stretched the Blues’ advantage after Danny Ings pulled one back on the half-hour mark.

The result propelled Chelsea into fifth place and level on points with Leicester City, having entered the weekend seventh in the Premier League standings and holding only a +1 goal difference after conceding the third-most in the top-flight after seven games.

Only Liverpool and Manchester City have scored more goals than Chelsea, though, and Mount would appear keen to see that more young football supporters lean toward West London over the various potential clubs on offer.

The 20-year-old took to social media over the weekend to share a post one supporter had sent him, where their child could be seen mimicking Mount’s celebration while adorned in a full Chelsea kit bearing his name.

Mount shared the post with the caption: ‘This is what we play for! Inspire the next generation, love this.’

Fans have been lauding the midfielder, who recently earned his maiden caps for the senior England squad, for his post, while others have jokingly replied with an emphasis on Mount being one of the younger members of the Chelsea first-team fold.

Mount first joined Chelsea aged six back in 2005 (Football-Wonderkids), and won various titles in the Blues’ youth ranks including their 2017 Academy Player of the Season award before joining Vitesse Arnhem on loan.

The midfielder followed his spell in the Netherlands with a temporary stint with Derby County, where he scored 11 and assisted six goals (TransferMarkt), and has now become a firm fixture of the Chelsea squad under Lampard.

Portsmouth-born Mount has featured extensively in each Premier League fixture on offer this term and has only missed Chelsea’s Carabao Cup clash thus far.

Here are some of the messages shared in response to Mount’s post…

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