Graham Potter says it's a 'delight' working with 23-year-old Chelsea player

'He's a delight': Graham Potter says he loves working with 23-year-old Chelsea player

Graham Potter has shared that he loves working with Chelsea’s Mason Mount.

Mount, 23, is a Blues player who’s been a big favourite under the club’s two previous managers, Thomas Tuchel and Frank Lampard.

The attacking midfielder has started all four of Potter’s opening games in charge as the new boss, so is clearly doing enough to impress.

He assisted twice in the weekend’s 3-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers, with signs appearing that he’s getting back to his best after a slow start to the campaign. In fact, Glenn Hoddle has said Mount has his “mojo back again” under Potter.

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Potter loves working with Mount

Chelsea’s head coach has given a glowing verdict about Mount in his pre-match press conference ahead of the important Champions Lie tie against AC Milan tonight.

It’s going to be interesting to see if the England international retains his position in the XI after plenty of starts recently.

“He linked the game well [against Wolves],” Potter said.

“He made lots of runs in behind, him and Christian were a threat down that left side, and he also sacrificed himself for the team, worked hard when we didn’t have the ball. It was a really good performance from him.

“He’s got that character and that personality that will continue to develop, so he’s a delight to work with.”

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Potter is taking a good look at his group of players by trying different individuals in recent weeks, but Mount looks like one of the frontrunners to be a key figure in the best XI.

If he’s anywhere near his best, he strolls into the team.

His importance during the past couple of years must not be overlooked due to some challenging times this season.

Mount is still a very young talent that will keep improving and has new ideas to adapt to with Potter.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.