Chelsea drew 2-2 with German side Borussia Monchengladbach in the final game of pre-season – and some of the club’s supporters picked out Mason Mount for praise following his display.
The attacking midfielder completed the entire 90 minutes in the friendly fixture and certainly appears to have worked his way into senior contention during the summer.
He spent last season out on loan with Derby County working under Frank Lampard, who has now become the Blues head coach and is clearly a big fan of him.
Mount looks like getting a first-team crack for the first time this season and all eyes will be on if he is involved for the club’s first Premier League game against Manchester United.
The English playmaker found it difficult at times against Monchengladbach, but showed a tremendous work-rate and was fouled in the box for a penalty.
Chelsea were 2-0 down at half-time after goals from Alassane Plea and Jonas Hofmann, with the side looking a little sluggish in the first-half.
But Lampard’s team were a lot more lively in the second period, with Tammy Abraham and then Ross Barkley both converting penalties to earn a draw.
Barkley looks like the main competitor for Mount for the number 10 role and the pair have both impressed in pre-season.
A selection of Blues supporters were thrilled with the 20-year-old latest display and are expecting big things from him.
Here are some Chelsea fans on Mount:
Mason Mount. That’s what I want to see in a player. Giving it all for the club. He’s a superstar in the making. He exactly knows what it takes to play for Chelsea. You’re in good hands @masonmount_10
— The Chelsea Dugout (@chelsea_dugout) August 3, 2019
Mason Mount, never scared of taking a shot at goal!
— Prakhar Maheshwari (@DrEliteCFC) August 3, 2019
— Saud CFC (@saudcfc) August 3, 2019
Mason mount has been great today, still think Barkley should start in the 10 role but he will be given good minutes this season
— . (@CFCAlec) August 3, 2019
Mount been really impressive apart from his finishing
— CFC🇧🇪🇺🇸 (@MenameYoshi) August 3, 2019
— Ahmed Kayyal (@KayyalAhmed) August 3, 2019
I do love Mason Mount.his movement n smell of the goals are so good.what a promising player for us .#CFC
— Rex.C (@CfcRex) August 3, 2019
One thing I can’t fault Mount on is his work rate
— gian (@TerryLampCFC) August 3, 2019
Mason mount is class act. He was playing as if he played regularly for Chelsea. Big up for mason mount to start on Sunday against united. His energy and covering up the pitch was extraordinary.#chelseafc #cfc #masonmountsunday #preseason
— Tejas Naik (@Tejasnaik01) August 3, 2019