Mason Burstow issued a social media apology to Charlton Athletic supporters following the side’s dismal 4-0 defeat last Saturday.

The on-loan Chelsea forward addressed the Addicks on Twitter after John Jackson’s men were heavily beaten by Oxford United at home on the weekend.

Burstow came off the bench at the Valley for his 10th League 1 appearance of the season and his seventh since signing for Chelsea in January.

The teenager instantly returned to Charlton for the rest of the term, hoping to help Jackson’s men move away from the relegation zone.

Understandably, the 18-year-old was unable to positively affect the most recent result or even make a dent in the scoreline.

Despite his minor role in proceedings, the young forward still took it upon himself to say sorry to those fans who witnessed their team’s heaviest league defeat of the campaign.

Burstow is a Blue

Such honesty is an excellent trait for any footballer, let alone one who has just started his senior career.

It is the type of character Chelsea look for in their players, which could explain why the club decided to pinch Burstow from Charlton last month.

Anybody who saw this particular move coming is either a liar or a psychic.

Follower of Thomas Tuchel were waiting rather impatiently for the chain of command to make a significant signing to bolster the wounded squad.

With Ben Chilwell and Reece James out injured, the least they wanted was a new addition at wing-back.

Unfortunately, the only change to the Champions League group arrived in the form of the returning Kenedy, who had his loan spell with Flamengo cut short.

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Most of the changes occurred in the academy.

Chelsea’s Under-23 manager Andy Myers acquired Dylan Williams from Derby County but will have to wait until next season to call upon Burstow.

The talented attacker has six goals already for Charlton, following his emphatic debut last August.

Keep that form up once you get to Cobham please, Mason!

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