Mason Mount is firmly being pushed forward as the successor to Cesar Azpilicueta as Chelsea captain, according to The Athletic.

Mount has already taken giant steps in replacing the Spaniard as skipper, having been handed the armband twice this season.

Both arrived in the FA Cup under two different managers.

Frank Lampard awarded the 22-year-old’s maiden game as leader against Luton Town, with Thomas Tuchel following suit in last weekend’s win over Sheffield United.

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There have been cries from outside Stamford Bridge’s walls for Mount to be the next full-time captain.

It couldn’t have arrived from more esteemed company.

John Terry backed the Chelsea midfielder to follow in his footsteps via an Instagram live story.

Ashley Cole and Jamie Redknapp admitted on Sky Sports they saw him as a future Blues captain.

Now there have been similar calls from within the club to knight Mount as the heir to Azpilicueta’s thrown, as the Athletic stated.

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This would certainly be a natural transition between two players who have lived and breathed Chelsea over the past few years.

Azpilicueta has been an ever-present since signing from Marseille in 2012 and remains as one of the more reliable figures in the dressing room.

Meanwhile, Mount was born and raised in the Blues academy.

If anybody was to represent the team, it would be him.

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