BBC pundit Garth Crooks has likened Mason Mount’s assist for Chelsea at the weekend to something that Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne produces. 

Mount, 22, provided a superb assist in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over London rivals Fulham in the Premier League.

After picking a through ball out of the sky with a deft touch, he weighed a perfect pass into the path of Kai Havertz to score the first of his two goals.

England international Mount has gone from strength to strength this season at Stamford Bridge, and looks so natural playing in the advanced number 10 attacking position for Blues manager Thomas Tuchel.

Meanwhile, 29-year-old Belgian playmaker De Bruyne has been regarded as one of the very best creative midfielders in the world during recent years, with his vision and crossing on another level to most.

Crooks felt that Mount’s latest assist was De Bruyne-esque on the weekend, and on par with anything the Man City superstar has ever done.

“The moment I saw the skill, he was immediately in my team of the week. I didn’t need to see anything else. Kai Havertz scored the goal but it was Mason Mount who choreographed it and laid it on a plate for the German. This assist ranks alongside anything the king of the assists, Kevin de Bruyne, has done, and he has produced quite a few,” Crooks told BBC Sport.

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The Chronicle View

Mount’s all-round game now is so strong in every department that it’s hard to pick out his best feature, but his footballing brain and imagination around the edge of the box is something that keeps getting better.

The Chelsea academy graduate has the ability to drop deeper into midfield to receive possession, and De Bruyne is definitely someone he should look towards to try help tips for his own game.

If you consider Mount is only 22, the sky is the limit for him moving forward.

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