Chelsea have had an outstanding season. During the 2020/21 campaign, the Blues were located in the middle of the English Premier League standings and, frankly, had no claim to anything. The only joy for the team was getting out of the group in the Champions League from the first place. By the end of the season, the London club climbed to the top 4 in the Premier League, reached the FA Cup final and won the Champions League. Outstanding results.
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Of course, great credit goes to Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel. The German took the command in disassembled form and had practically no time to “swing”. But one more person must be given credit – Mason Mount. Already at 22 years old he drags his home club to the top.
Former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard received a lot of criticism while leading the Blues. But one cannot be taken away from a specialist – the ability to work with young people. It was he who helped the Englishman to declare himself at first. Lampard first took Mount to his place at Derby County. The young midfielder had a good season in the Championship: 44 appearances in all competitions, 11 goals and 6 assists.
After that, both Englishmen returned to Chelsea. In the main team of “blue” Mason was not lost either. In the first three matches of the 2019/20 season, the midfielder scored 2 goals. Thus, the footballer helped his team beat Norwich and save the game against Leicester. After that, Mount was distinguished by effective actions in important matches against Arsenal, Everton, Wolverhampton and the same Leicester. In the 2019/20 season, Mason scored 13 points in the Premier League on the goal + assist system (7 + 6), which is a good indicator.
Mount has scored 6 goals in the Premier League in a season – the same as Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham. But the last two are forwards, and Mason is a midfielder, who, moreover, does not always act near the opponent’s penalty area. Mount has become more focused on the attack already in the Tuchel system. During Lampard’s time, the footballer played 1,128 minutes in midfield. It was already the German who began to gradually push him forward. At the end of last season, Mason became the Blues’ best player in terms of created chances (78) and passes into the opponent’s penalty area (602). In fact, Mount is now the most creative element in Tuchel’s team.
The player himself also feels the support of the coach and declares his desire to take the initiative at crucial moments. Surprisingly, Mount’s first trophy since joining the Chelsea main team was the Champions League trophy. But he will not stop there. His path in big football is just beginning.