Glen Hoddle suggests Chelsea ace could challenge Man City trio for PL Player of the season award
Glenn Hoddle entered Chelsea star, Mason Mount, into the conversation for a possible PFA player of the year nomination.
Speaking on the Glenn Hoddle Footy Show Podcast, the former Blues manager was weighing up potential winners for the individual honour.
Having already clinched the Premier League title, a Manchester City gem is likely to sweep up the prize.
“You’ve got to look at (Manchester) City”, Hoddle admitted.
“(Kevin) De Bruyne is always going to be up there. I love him as a player.
“I think (Phil) Foden’s been sensational. He will probably get the young player of the year.
“I think (Ruben) Dias as well. He has made a hell of a difference to Manchester City.”
However, Hoddle suggested another name from outside the City camp that could be in contention.
He said: “I love Mason Mount’s consistency for a young man. I think he’s got to try to go again for the next important games for Chelsea.”
Mount has clearly been Chelsea’s most consistent figure this season, wielding the most appearances in Thomas Tuchel’s squad to back up that point.
His statistics aren’t too shabby either.
According to WhoScored.com, only Bruno Fernandes (94) has made more key passes in the league than the England midfielder (82).
He’s been involved in 17 goals across all competitions for the Blues, scoring nine and assisting another eight.
The 22-year-old has bagged in several big games as well, including Champions League ties against Porto and Real Madrid, plus a terrific strike away to Liverpool in the league.
De Bruyne might have the incredible vision. Dias may dominate in defence. Foden possess the silk and suave.
But Mount’s desire and relentless energy he gives for his side makes him a strong outside choice for the POTY.
I think its going to be a long shot for Mount to take the crown off Dias this term.
However, I can’t see many challenging him for the young POTY.
Foden is probably going to be his closest rival, but I think the Chelsea youngster might just edge it if he claims Champions League glory in 12 days’ time.