There has been a long discussion since Mason Mount broke into the Chelsea first-team last year about his best position, as he’s a versatile player that has filled into several roles in Frank Lampard’s side. 

The 21-year-old is an attack-minded player that can score goals and set up assists, which is why he’s mainly been used in the final third of the pitch as a winger or an attacking midfielder. 

But he proved on Thursday night that he’s very much the full package suited to a central midfield position. 

It’s a brilliant asset to have up your sleeve that you can play numerous roles, but Mount will surely be wanting to nail down his best position and in recent weeks it looks like he’s coming into his own in the centre of the park.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has used him as a central midfielder in the past few games, which has allowed him to drop deeper at times to get on the ball and also make box-to-box attacking runs as well. 

He’s got a bit of everything to his game which means you want him on the ball as much as possible. 

England v Republic of Ireland - International Friendly
(Photo by Carl Recine)

Mount started in England’s 3-0 win against Republic of Ireland on Thursday night and his international display showcased him as an all-round talent, who is capable of being a key individual for both club and country. 

The Chelsea youngster thrived in a two-man midfield pivot alongside Tottenham’s Harry Winks, as he helped dictate possession and start attacks for the Three Lions with his vision.

He was substituted off in the 73rd minute perhaps with one eye on upcoming Nations League fixtures and his individual stats on WhoScored.com indicated all the different strengths in his game:

Rating – 7.50

Shots – 2

Passes – 57

Passing accuracy – 91%

Key passes – 3

Crosses – 11

Long balls – 4

Touches – 77

Tackles – 1

Interceptions – 1

Aerials won – 1

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