Chelsea fans hail Mason Mount after his Derby performance at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea edged out Championship side Derby County 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup and booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the competition.
There were plenty of familiar faces in the opposition dugout, as Derby manager and Blues legend Frank Lampard returned to Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori both started for Derby despite the fact they are currently out on loan from Chelsea.
Maurizio Sarri’s side did continue their run in the League Cup and all five goals were scored in a dramatic first-half of football.
The hosts had plenty of help due to two own goals from Derby players, but the winner was eventually scored by midfielder Cesc Fabregas just before half-time.
The midweek clash was a brilliant opportunity for Chelsea to take a look at two of their loan stars and unfortunately defender Tomori did net an own goal.
But highly-rated Mount was a name on everyone’s lips in the cup fixture and the English midfielder did show his quality with a brilliant crossed assist for a Martyn Waghorn tap-in.
The 19-year-old has dazzled in the Championship so far this campaign in Lampard’s team and is being tipped to become a future first teamer with Chelsea.
A selection of Chelsea fans were delighted after they get to watch him up close against them and one even tipped him to replace Fabregas in the midfield.
Here are some of the tweets from Chelsea fans on Mount’s performance at Stamford Bridge:
Mason Mount to replace Fabregas this summer #CFC
— Frozen Ice (@Agentbirr) October 31, 2018
This is the perfect game to watch for all those #Chelsea fans that still think Mason Mount isn’t ready for first team football.
He has been by far the best player on the pitch. #CHEDER
— Mark Stevens (@markstevens_cfc) October 31, 2018
— Kevin (@KevinKT29) October 31, 2018
Frank Lampard & Mason Mount are legit, one future Chelsea manager & another future Chelsea great inshaAllah 🔵
— SarriBall 🚬 (@aamirrkhann10) October 31, 2018
Mason mount played very well tonight 🙂
— Chelsea News (@Blueschampion) October 31, 2018
— Martinus (@mjfkipper) October 31, 2018
Mason Mount baller
— Alonso’s Right Foot (@AsadCFC) October 31, 2018
Mason Mount has been outstanding.Really can’t wait to see what he’ll offer to Chelsea in the future.
— Irfan (@irfzlkflee_) October 31, 2018