• News

Mason Mount talks about Chelsea issues

Chelsea, Mason Mount
Getty Images

The young Englishman, Mason Mount, is having an incredible start of the season.

With Chelsea focusing their sights on the young guns, two standout performers are playing out of their minds – Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham.

Early comparisons with Frank Lampard have already started for Mount, but the youngster is aware of how much work is in front of him to be in the same sentence as Lampard.

However, even though Chelsea is scoring a lot, the defense is leaky and it’s causing problems for the Blues.

Beginning of the season saw Chelsea score solid 12 goals, but also conceding 13, which is only enough for 8th place on the table.

The most recent loss hurt a lot. While losing to Liverpool isn’t an issue in itself, Chelsea did have a good fighting chance.

Even Klopp admitted that Chelsea were perhaps a better team. The German even compared this young Chelsea team to his Dortmund back when they won the title over Bayern.

This comparison didn’t come just from the age perspective, but an exciting football that both teams nurture.

Tammy Abraham, Chelsea
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Tammy Abraham of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge on August 31, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

However, Mason Mount is dissatisfied with Chelsea’s results, as the youngster is looking for improvements.

Quoting Express, Mason Mount said:

“I think Liverpool are a very, very good side and they started the game well from two set-pieces which you can’t do very much from that with their quality.

“I thought they didn’t create much in open play.

“So, I think we just need to be concentrated when the ball goes out of play so we are switched on and ready for anything to happen.

“It is set-pieces that are causing some trouble. They scored two and, when you go 2-0 down, then it is quite tough to get back into the game.

“I thought we were at the end but, if you switch off at set-pieces at this level, then you get punished.”

However, Mount expressed optimism regarding the following couple of fixtures:

“It happened twice so that’s something we will look at and we have been looking at. We need to keep working on it.

“I would say that we are not going through a tough, tough spell. We are going through a spell when we are getting little bits here and there wrong and we are getting punished for it.

“So, I think we have always got to stay positive.

“We are positive straight after the game, focusing now on our next two games, at home and wanting to win them.”

Chelsea are now hosting Grimsby in the League Cup, and Brighton where they’ll look to get back on track with a win.