Mason Mount started in Chelsea’s draw against Brighton on New Year’s Day – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter were not pleased with his contribution.
The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw against Brighton in the Premier League, but fortunately results elsewhere mean they stay fourth in the table and have a five-point cushion above fifth-placed Manchester United.
Cesar Azpilicueta opened the scoring in the 10th minute from close-range, but Brighton’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh netted a late bicycle kick in dramatic fashion to secure a point for the hosts.
Frank Lampard’s side were nowhere near their fluent best and it was clearly noticeable that it was a third game in just six days for several players.
Mount continued in the starting XI for Chelsea, albeit in a centra midfield role instead of as a left-winger.The 20-year-old struggled to have the same kind of impact on the game against Brighton as usual with some sloppy passes into the final third and a lack of end product.
He’s managed five goals and three assists in the league so far this campaign, which has made the playmaker a real favourite of Lampard.
But he looked off the pace against Brighton alongside some of his teammate and could do with a rest during this weekend’s FA Cup third round tie at home to Nottingham Forest.
A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media voiced their frustration towards the England international after his display.
Here are some Blues fans on Mount:
I genuinely wonder what it’ll take for Mount to be dropped. He’s been woeful for a while now and keeps getting picked regardless
— ZΛCH (@CFCZach) January 1, 2020
Mount needs to be benched , he’s been poor
— W (@DprinceCFC) January 1, 2020
Mount and pulisic been awful so far
— N’Golo (@KanteCFC_) January 1, 2020
What does mason Mount actually do man? Literally just shoots now and again I swear
— Cal (@CFCCaI) January 1, 2020
Mount has been so meh for a good while now. If we had someone like Eriksen we would have easily opened these guys up.
— ChelsBoy (@Pranav_CFC) January 1, 2020
Mount looks tired and sloppy, Pulisic in the middle and CHO on the left.
— #DD (@CFCKraze) January 1, 2020
It’s big 2020 and Mount is still ghosting😭
— PressResistant (@CFCJojo) January 1, 2020
Mount’s final third passing is awful
— James (@JxmesCFC) January 1, 2020
Mason Mount very poor today. #cfc
— Noam Chomsky (@gmarqeshi) January 1, 2020