Chelsea were narrowly beaten 2-1 on Saturday in the FA Cup final – but some of the club’s supporters on Twitter did at least find some positive from the efforts of Mason Mount.
The Blues lost to London rivals Arsenal at Wembley in the domestic cup final, with injury problems and some controversial decisions not going in their favour on the day.
Frank Lampard’s side raced into an early lead with a Christian Pulisic goal and looked sharp, but failed to sustain that during the 90 minutes and the opponents grew into the game.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalised with a penalty, before he scored his second and the winner in the 67th minus.
Chelsea lost Pulisic, Pedro and captain Cesar Azpilicueta all to injuries to highlight the rotten luck, plus Mateo Kovacic was harshly shown a red card by referee Anthony Taylor.
A selection of Blues supporters on social media did pick out Mount as someone that impressed in the cup final despite ending up on the losing side.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder was once again deployed further forward in a front trio and was tireless in his work-rate, but couldn’t quite find the final ball.
He’s been a mainstay in Lampard’s side and is already an England international, so the academy graduate can reflect on what has been a real positive debut season in the first-team at Stamford Bridge.
Here are some Blues discussing Mount:
The kid never stopped givin his all, a true fighter, he’ll be hurting more than some I feel.
— tony the curmudgeon (@tonyscornucopia) August 1, 2020
He played well, people will always criticize him
— 🖤💙🇳🇴 (@CFC_Theo) August 1, 2020
Probably our 2nd best player today
— LamCFC (@MagicMorata_) August 1, 2020
he played well
— 𝒶𝒹𝓃𝒶𝓃 (@CFCAdnan) August 1, 2020
Wrong subs off I think mount played well would have took Jorginho off for one #CFC
— Alan White (@alanawht) August 1, 2020
Mount trying everything he can to rescue us
— Mango (@CFCMango) August 1, 2020
That linkup play bewteeen Mount, Giroud and Pulisic was disgusting
— ZΛCH (@CFCZach) August 1, 2020
Mount making things happen again
— Tom💎 (@CFCTom_4) August 1, 2020