Trevoh Chalobah admitted his admiration towards Mason Mount and all the success he was earning at Chelsea, speaking to the Guardian.

Chalobah is currently on-loan with Lorient in Ligue 1, having been on the Blues books since he was eight years old.

Chelsea v Manchester City - FA Youth Cup Final: Second Leg
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 26: Trevoh Chalobah of Chelsea celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the FA Youth Cup Final, second leg between Chelsea and Mancherster City at Stamford Bridge on April 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

The 21-year-old and Mount grew up together in the Chelsea youth system and shared similar experiences of being sent out on loan.

Mount went to Vitesse Arnhem and Derby County ahead of becoming a Blues sensation, whilst Chalobah joined Ipswich Town and Huddersfield Town before moving to Lorient.

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DERBY, ENGLAND – AUGUST 21: Trevoh Chalobah of Ipswich Town is closed down by Mason Mount of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Ipswich Town at Pride Park Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Derby, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Despite foraging in France, the midfielder still passionately follows his parent club and those teammates he shared Cobham’s training ground with.

He decided to demonstrate his loyalty on Twitter when Chelsea defeated Liverpool 2-1 in February, a fixture that Mount scored and shone in.

“There’s loads of people on Twitter saying he’s not this, he’s not that, but I know Mase,” said Chalobah.

“I know the work he puts in on and off the ball. When he scored I had to tweet. I love seeing him do well.”

That win and goal was a defining moment in Mount and Chelsea’s season, announcing to the Premier League they are the real deal.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 04: Mason Mount of Chelsea scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on March 04, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Phil Noble – Pool/Getty Images)

Some still doubt whether he is the genuine article.

But that circle of cynicism grows smaller by the day as Mount continues to prove his worth.

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