'Force to be reckoned with': Cole says Chelsea ace can become one of the 'best in Europe'

Carlton Cole made a strong claim that Mason Mount can reach the very summit of club football if he continues his rise with Chelsea, speaking to Sky Sports.

Mount sparkled once again after scoring in the Blues 2-0 Champions League victory over Porto yesterday.

It was the 22-year-old’s first ever European goal, icing off what’s been an incredibly tasty cake ever since he made his breakthrough last season.

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He is an established regular for club and country, adored by every manager he’s played under and beginning to add goals to his already well bolstered armoury.

Cole couldn’t speak highly enough of Mount and believed only good things will come the way of Chelsea’s young star.

The former Blues striker said: “He’s been a revelation for Chelsea. He’s been a revelation for England.

“He came across some unfair criticism, but I think he’s one of the best young talents coming up in the country.

“He doesn’t get the credit he deserves some times. I think people are going to start taking notice.

“This boy is a force to be reckoned with. Hopefully, he keeps on building and climbing and being on the vest in Europe, eventually.”

It would be difficult for even that small portion of doubters to disapprove of Mount’s quality.

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His performances in a Chelsea shirt have rarely disappointed, which is mirrored every time he pulls on an England jersey.

Thomas Tuchel initially overlooked the no.19 for his maiden game in charge of Chelsea.

This decision was quickly reversed and Mount is now firmly one of the first names on his team sheet.

That’s now 41 appearances and counting in all competitions this campaign, which puts him level with Timo Werner, who is undergoing very differing fortunes.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.