Video: 23-year-old goes wild after completing nutmeg on Mason Mount in Chelsea training

Being nutmegged is one of the worst violations a footballer can receive.

Once that ball parts your legs and exits out the other side, the victim then belongs to the perpetrator.

Whatever happens from that moment on, you will be reminded of the nutmeg for days on end.

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Unfortunately for Mason Mount, he is living this very nightmare.

Even worse, the exact moment his pride took a battering was caught on tape.

Friendly fire

Chelsea’s in-house cameras were rolling during a rondo session, surrounded by the beautiful settings of the squad’s Club World Cup camp.

The ball fell at the feet of 23-year-old Malang Sarr, who rather scruffily managed to squeeze his pass between Mount’s shins.

Understandably, Sarr started to jump around with pure joy, aware he had just induced the worst punishment upon his teammate.  

“That was the luckiest nutmeg I’ve ever seen in my life,” replied Mount, clearly unwilling to accept his fate.

Revenge will now be on the mind of Chelsea’s English midfielder, meaning Sarr better be on the lookout from now on.

Club World Cup concentration

Hopefully, the pair can put their differences aside ahead of tomorrow’s Club World Cup semi-final against Palmeiras.

Thomas Tuchel’s men set up the showdown with the Brazilian’s after they beat Al Hilal 1-0 on Wednesday.

Tuchel watched on from home as Romelu Lukaku scored the only goal of the game, unable to travel to Abu Dhabi yet due to testing positive for covid.

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There is renewed hope that the manager could be casting instructions from the side-line on Saturday, so long as his next test returns positive.

In the meantime, Arno Michels, Zsolt Low and the rest of the coaching staff will be overseeing proceedings.

They have the chance to make history by winning the competition for the first time in Chelsea’s history; not bad for the CV.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.