Our View: Mason Mount’s shooting stats show where Chelsea youngster must improve

Despite the arrival of some world-class talent at Stamford Bridge over the summer, Chelsea’s academy graduate Mason Mount has continued to be one of the standout players in the team and is going from strength to strength. 

The 21-year-old has been a regular for Frank Lampard’s side this season and is really growing into a central midfield position, which allows him to get on the ball frequently and make box-to-box runs. 

He appears to have nailed down a spot in England’s side under international boss Gareth Southgate and his club form has helped massively. 

Mount has played 14 Chelsea games so far this season and managed four assists, with his creativity in the middle of the pitch a real bonus to the side.

But one slight criticism of his game has to be his shooting.

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One disappointing stat (BBC) shows Mount has had the third most shots (16) by any Chelsea player so far this season in all competitions, but he’s got a shot accuracy of just 50 per cent and also has got just one goal to his name. 

He is looking very much the all round midfielder with the way he’s been playing of late in the number eight position, but if he could bump his numbers up in the goalscoring department it would help take him up another gear. 

Mount should be desperate to improve on his individual tally of eight goals from last season and there is nobody better to learn from than his manager Lampard, who is one of the greatest goalscoring central midfielders to play the game.

A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.