Mason Mount could end up playing more Chelsea games out wide
Mason Mount is certainly one the most exciting aspects at Chelsea so far this season and his breakthrough into the first-team has fans on the edge of their seats.
The 20-year-old has come through the youth ranks at Stamford Bridge and Blues manager Frank Lampard has introduced him to the squad this campaign, with the pair linking up at Derby County last year to form an understanding.
He’s played in all four Chelsea games this season and scored in the back-to-back Premier League matches.
The Englishman netted against Leicester into the bottom corner after some high pressing, while he also scored at the weekend against Norwich City with a rifled finish into the top corner.
Mount is an attacking midfielder that has usually played in a central role behind the striker and is renowned for being a goal threat.
But it seems like his position isn’t fixed under Lampard and supporters may end up seeing him in more of an unfamiliar role.
He was deployed as a left-winger in the win over Norwich due to an injury to Pedro in the build-up and was excellent.
The creative playmaker showed a tremendous work-rate on the flank both offensively and defensively, while he was dangerous when drifting in side and that’s how he scored on his favoured right foot.
With competition so high for places within the squad, it would be no surprise to see him used more often as a winger in order for Lampard to fit him into the XI.
Ross Barkley is in the mix for a central attacking midfield role, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek is another to throw into the mix when he returns from injury.
Mount is a real special talent that has taken to the Premier League with real ease and his versatility to play a couple of positions should see him be a regular feature under Lampard.