'I'm so proud of him': Mason Mount hails Chelsea teammate after today's 2-1 win vs Watford

Chelsea star Mason Mount was full of praise after seeing Ben Chilwell’s return from injury in today’s match against Watford.

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea wrapped up their season with a 2-1 Premier League victory at Stamford Bridge, with Ross Barkley scoring a stoppage time winner.

It’s been a turbulent campaign both on and off the pitch for the club, so every supporter will hope for a fresh start under new ownership moving forward.

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Chilwell’s return from injury

There was definitely an end-of-season feel to Sunday’s match at Stamford Bridge, which included a farewell to popular Blues defender Antonio Rudiger ahead of his summer exit.

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A brilliant moment from the weekend was to see Chilwell make his return from injury.

The 25-year-old left wing-back was given a late cameo appearance from the bench, which was a huge individual moment for him.

He’s been sidelined with a long-term injury problem since November, so he’s now been given a big boost going into next season. Incidentally, Chelsea boss Tuchel has already said Chilwell is someone that will return early in pre-season to continue his rehabilitation.

Mount, who won Chelsea’s player of the season, shared immense pride for his teammate after his injury comeback against Watford.

“He’s (Chilwell) been through a lot over the last few months,” Mount said.

“To see him come on for myself for the last couple of minutes, I’m so proud of him. The journey that he’s been on, he’s been so focused every single day, coming in working hard at what he needed to do with a smile on his face.

“Even though he wasn’t with us all the time it felt like he was with us. He brings the atmosphere up and that’s the type of character he is off the pitch. Absolutely brilliant to see him come on at the end there.”

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England core

England boss Gareth Southgate must pay a closer attention to Chelsea than most teams you’d think.

Blues trio Mount, Chilwell and Reece James are three players that realistically could all start for the Three Lions by the time the World Cup comes around in December.

They have all shown how vital they are to Tuchel’s plans at the Bridge, so it’s vital they’re all fit and firing when the 2022/23 season starts after a well deserved rest.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.