Ben Chilwell kept his compliments short and sweet about Mason Mount after his terrific Champions League display for Chelsea versus Atletico Madrid.

Olivier Giroud’s stunning bicycle kick secured the Blues 1-0 in Bucharest on Tuesday night.

Although the Frenchman rightly grabbed most of the headlines, it was Mount who dazzled and danced his way through the evening.

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea FC  - UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Leg One
BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – FEBRUARY 23: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea celebrates with team mates Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi after scoring their side’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea FC at National Arena on February 23, 2021 in Bucharest, Romania. Atletico Madrid face Chelsea FC at a neutral venue in Romania behind closed doors after Spain imposed a ban on travellers arriving from the UK in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 variants. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

The only blemish on his performance was the yellow card he picked up after a minute into the match.

This means Mount will miss the reverse leg at Stamford Bridge next month.

Nevertheless, Chelsea’s magic midfielder took to Instagram to celebrate Chelsea’s massive result against La Liga’s current leaders.

Chilwell, who didn’t feature in the match, just needed two-words to perfectly sum up how every Chelsea fan felt about Mount.

It was a match for Mount to prove he could compete at the highest European level with some of the game’s biggest stars.

He took to the occasion like a duck to water.

After his momentary blip for the booking, he simply grew into the game like he so often does back in England.

There was a moment in the second half where Mount skipped past two or three Atletico challenges and drove Chelsea forward.

It embodied everything the young star is all about; confidence, control and composure.

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea FC  - UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Leg One
BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – FEBRUARY 23: Joao Felix, Mason Mount during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea FC at National Arena on February 23, 2021 in Bucharest, Romania. (Photo by Stefan Constantin/MB Media/Getty Images)

And consistency. The Atletico tie was his 34 appearances in all competitions this season and his 87th since the start of 2019/20.

He was undeniably Frank Lampard’s favourite footballing child.

Many feared that Thomas Tuchel would no longer see him as the prodigal son when he took over.

Those fears where heightened when the German dropped Mount for his first game in charge.

But Tuchel soon realised his mistake and Mount is back to being one of the first names on his Chelsea team sheet.

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Chilly took the words right out of my mouth. The man (we can call him that now) just keeps defying his critics and his age.

I’m baffled how people cannot recognise that Mount is the future of English football.

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