Mason Mount spoke about the opportunities he has had to wear the Chelsea armband and explained how he tries to lead the team.
The 22-year-old has worn the armband twice now; once under Frank Lampard (v Luton Town) and once under Thomas Tuchel (v Sheffield United).
Obviously, as things stand, there are several other senior players ahead of him in the queue for the captaincy, such as of Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Thiago Silva.
But Mount is certainly a candidate for the role in the future.
Interestingly, the England international has admitted that he is not a vocal player on the pitch and prefers to lead by radiating confidence.
“The armband is something that I’ve never really thought about much,” he told Premier League Productions’s The Big Interview (via Optus Sport).
“Growing up, I was given it in the [FA] Youth Cup and a couple of other occasions.
“But I was never really a loud leader; shouting or anything like that.
“I kind of try to be someone that leads by example on the pitch and helps people around me by my being confident.
“And that kind of goes around the team, helping everyone else out to feel comfortable and confident when they’re playing.
“I think there are different types of leaders, and that is definitely someone that I’m like.”
Regardless of the type of leader he is, if most successful Chelsea captain John Terry himself seems to be certain that Mount is captain material, then hardly anyone would be against it.
“Mason Mount future Chelsea captain? 100% for me. I think he’s been Chelsea’s best player this season, to be honest,” Terry said live on his Instagram story (10 February).
Not to mention that, despite being at such a young age, Mount has already reached 100 games for the club and been one of the first names on the team sheet in the past two seasons.