Mason Mount got 90 minutes under his belt on his Chelsea first-team debut on Sunday – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter were impressed with him despite the Frank Lampard era starting with a heavy defeat.
The Blues were beaten 4-0 at Old Trafford by Manchester United in their first Premier League game of the campaign.
There were plenty of positives in how Lampard’s side were on the front foot and created plenty of opportunities, but ultimately individual errors let them down and they were given a clinical masterclass by their opponents.
Marcus Rashford’s penalty opened the scoring in the first-half after Kurt Zouma conceded the spot-kick, but Chelsea hit the woodwork on a couple of occasions to threaten the Manchester United goal.
Rashford, Anthony Martial and Daniel James all scored in the second-half to hit the Blues on the counter attack and make it a harsh scoreline.
Lampard named an intriguing starting XI that gave youth a chance, with academy graduate Mount make his first competitive game at senior level for the club.
A selection of Chelsea fans liked what they saw from Mount in the loss against Manchester United and feel he was a real standout for the visitors.
The 20-year-old attacking midfielder impressed with Lampard at Derby County last season on loan and has now been drafted into the first-team at Stamford Bridge for the first time.
Mount certainly showed no signs of stage fright on the Premier League stage with real confidence in possession and he helped create chances for his teammates.
The English playmaker was used in the number 10 role and it didn’t quite happen for his side as an attacking unit, but he looked bright and could be a mainstay of Lampard’s team.
Here are some Blues fans commenting on Mount’s debut:
Mount is starting to live up to the hype
— ᒍᗩY🏆 (@CFCJay__) August 11, 2019
Mason mount pure class #CFC
— libano i (@Towapyckhnn) August 11, 2019
Very impressive from mount so far
— JM (@ScarfaceCFC8) August 11, 2019
Impressed with the CFC first half’s performance…! Mount is a baller #MUNCHE
— Ogunsanya Yusuf (@Y_Ordinate) August 11, 2019
It’s worth noting that Mason Mount has been Chelsea’s best player today.
— Abdullah (@a2_cfc) August 11, 2019
#CFC positives… Mason Mount. End.
— Jason Redd (@JasonSRedd) August 11, 2019
Impressed by mount’s performance. Boy was everywhere.. #cfc
— Danny Yayo (@Iam_DannyYayo) August 11, 2019
The team absolutely played well today. Safe for some replacement at the defence and to play as a compact team, we good.
Mount bossing play was a very good one to go.
Still a long season.#KTBFFH#CFC#CTID
— Sammy Ife-davies. July 10 (@mabdavies) August 11, 2019