Let’s talk about the rise of the newest member of the England National Team, Chelsea’s 20-year old midfielder Mason Mount.
Mason Mount introduced himself on the big stage this summer with an excellent start of the 2019-20 campaign at Chelsea.
He scored his first senior goal for the club on his Stamford Bridge debut against Leicester City and helped the Blues register their only win this season, netting in the 3-2 win at Norwich three weeks ago.
His England debut was inevitable, and it finally happened in the 4-0 win against Bulgaria last weekend, when he came on as a substitute in the 67th minute.
Mason Mount making his England debut today 🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/tTWrtLxN8V
— 🇪🇸 (@Arrizabalager) September 7, 2019
Mount also spent seven minutes on the field against Kosovo, as the Three Lions moved one step closer to booking their place in the upcoming 2020 EURO next summer.
The young midfielder is a product of Chelsea’s youth academy, spending 12 years through different age ranks at the club.
He established himself as one of the most talented English players during his days there. Mount captained Chelsea’s U18 side to back-to-back FA Youth Cup triumphs in 2016 and 2017, as well as UEFA Youth League glory.
The youngster also impressed at the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, as England’s young lions won the competition, while Mount himself was named as the Golden Player of the tournament.
With his impressive performances at youth level, Mason Mount caught the eye of Vitesse – Chelsea’s feeder club which gets talented players on loan from Stamford Bridge and helps them to experience professional football in the Dutch Eredivisie.
Eighteen-year-old Mout moved to the Netherlands for the 2017-18 campaign, a move which turned out vital for his development.
He was actually named in the Eredivisie Team of the Year and won the Vitesse Player of the Year award, with 14 goals and 10 assists across all competitions.
However, Maurizio Sarri was still not sure that the youngster is ready to play in the Premier League and decided to send him on another loan spell before the start of the 2018-19 season.
Mount’s next destination was Derby County, where we will play under Chelsea’s former legendary midfielder Frank Lampard. ‘Super Frank’ was about to start his debut season in the management world and he could certainly use the help of the Blues’ greatest talent.
During the previous campaign, Lampard and Mount build a special relationship between them. They reached the Championship playoff Final and lost 2-1 to Aston Villa, but still had a million positive things to take out of the season.
✅Premier League debut
✅First Chelsea goal
— bwin (@bwin) September 7, 2019
It suddenly went from great to perfect for both Lampard and Mount when Sarri left Chelsea for Juventus a few months ago. The Blues contacted their former midfielder for the opened position, something Frank couldn’t reject.
He took over from Sarri and trusted Mason Mount enough to name him in the starting XI in each of Premier League’s four matchdays so far. The 20-year-old repaid his manager with two goals and excellent performances.
What do you think about Mason Mount? Can he become Frank Lampard’s Frank Lampard in the coming years?