Mason Mount’s time at Derby County has gone exactly to script for Chelsea.
Sent to work under Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, there were high hopes for Mount after a successful spell in the Netherlands with Vitesse last season.
And he has clearly leant from Lampard’s experiences.
Mount has been almost ever-present under Lampard, making 11 appearances in all competitions.
But the most impressive thing about Mount’s time in the Midlands is his goal-scoring ability.
He has scored five goals from midfield so far this season, and scored a wonderful free-kick against Brentford on Saturday.
As a result of his performances, he has earned his first call-up to the England Under-21 team.
From an early age, Mount has been touted by fans to break into the first-team upon his return to Stamford Bridge.
And because of the similarities between his and Lampard’s game, Chelsea fans are unsurprisingly excited about the future.
So, here’s how Chelsea fans reacted to Mount’s excellent free-kick:
Mason Mount, what a player in the making! Absolutely smashing it for Derby, with Frank & Jody developing him all the time. Just hope Chelsea don’t overlook his talent. Would love one of our own to make it in our first team. Keep up the good work! 💪 pic.twitter.com/Qu7Jzp2ED6
— Chris Wright 🏴 (@chriswrightzz) September 22, 2018
If mason mount doesn’t make it at Chelsea no one will.
— White (@LiamWhite94) September 22, 2018
“Is Mason Mount going to score again this week?”
“Is the Pope Catholic?”
— Parisien Kepaista 🇫🇷 (@ChelseaFamilia) September 23, 2018
Mason Mount just keeps mounting up these amazing performances under Frank Lampard.
One of Chelsea's brightest prospects honing his skills under one of Chelsea's dearest sons , Frank Lampard.
— Devendra Sukhwani (@DSukhwani) September 22, 2018
That’s 5 goals in 11 games for Chelsea loanee Mason Mount.
Top, top talent. pic.twitter.com/f8p3TFy7Mg
— Up the Chels’ (@UpTheChelsCFC) September 22, 2018
Even Derby County fans can’t believe they’ve got Mount on loan for the rest of the season:
— Sam Dooley (@samdcfcdooley) September 23, 2018
Mid term report on Mason Mount..
It's clear the lad can kick a ball but to be honest his 5 goals so far were all lucky strikes… The lad barely lasts 88/89 minutes… he often goes missing to try and fetch the ball..
Probably best if he stays for 3 or 4 years
— Mick Massey DCFC (@topklobber) September 23, 2018