Everyone knows that Chelsea’s academy produces excellent prospects. But it has been quite a while since a player has attracted as much attention as Mason Mount is right now.
Mount’s excellence at Chelsea’s link-club, Vitesse Arnhem, earned him rave reviews and a call-up to England’s Under-19 team.
He even trained with the Three Lions’ senior team before they left for Russia, such was the impression he had.
And Mount’s cult status was heightened further still when club legend Frank Lampard took him on loan to Derby County.
Seen by Chelsea fans as the next Lampard, Mount could not have had a better role model than the former Chelsea captain. And he has had a superb start to the season at the Rams.
He has played eight times, scoring four goals, and was rewarded with a first call-up to the England Under-21 team.
And Mount put in a man-of-the-match performance in the 2-1 victory over Latvia, providing an assist and scoring the winner.
Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham got the other goal as the Under-21s remained on top of Group Four in the European Championship qualifying.
Here is how some Chelsea fans reacted to two of their brightest stars scoring for the national side:
Your calendar is wrong, it’s #MasonMountMonday
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) September 11, 2018
The next lampard and drogba
— Dan (@TCEL_Danzter) September 11, 2018
— IsianoThaBahdguy (@iamisiano) September 11, 2018
Should be in the senior squad.
— Joe (@ThatDerbyLad) September 11, 2018
Next Lampard incoming 😍😍
— Garden of Eden (@WarriGenes) September 11, 2018
WayToGo Mason⚽️Tammy⚽️ 🥅🏴🔵Outstanding Work🏴
— LM19 [lillian] (@Lillian93657535) September 12, 2018