Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has described Mason Mount as a “full package” after another brilliant performance in the 2-0 win over Fulham.
The 22-year-old played a bit deeper than usual on Saturday evening as a No.8 in front of Billy Gilmour and alongside Hakim Ziyech who also played deeper.
It did not seem to affect his involvement in the final third, however, as he provided the assist for Kai Havertz’s opening goal after an outrageous first touch.
In addition to assist, Mount also made four tackles in the 76 minutes he was on the pitch.
Tuchel was clearly impressed by the England international — not just his technical ability, but his character as well.
“He has the full package,” the Chelsea boss said about Mount in his post-match press conference (via HaytersTV).
“Mentally, talent wise, physically and, most importantly, his character; both feet on the ground. He’s a nice guy.
“I have a feeling he comes to Cobham every day to learn something, to have new experience.
“He’s a guy who can recover very fast, a very physical player and fully adapted to the Premier League football.
“[He’s also] full of self-confidence, but in a very positive way. It’s a pleasure to have him, to be at his side to guide and support him.
“It’s impressive [that] he doesn’t seem to be affected by all the praise or criticism. Maybe that’s the most important [thing].”
A comfortable win with several key players rested ahead of an important game against Real Madrid — Chelsea couldn’t have asked for more.
While the top four rivals such as West Ham, Liverpool, and Tottenham Hotspur all have a game in hand, Chelsea have at least given themselves a six-point cushion now.
The next league game is going to be a visit to Manchester City’s Etihad stadium, though, and the Blues will still have to work for a top-four finish.