‘Has to start doing that’: Paul Scholes says where 22-year-old Chelsea player needs to get better

Paul Scholes has claimed that Chelsea player Mason Mount needs to get better when it comes to his goalscoring. 

Mount has established himself as a pivotal first-team figure at Stamford Bridge in the past couple of seasons.

The attacking midfielder is one of the stars to come out of the Blues academy, along with teammates such as Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi. 

Aged 22, Mount is already a nailed-on figure in Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea XI. It’s a similar scenario when he plays for his country with Gareth Southgate’s England.

There is so much positivity around the creative playmaker, who helped win the Champions League with his boyhood club last season.

However, Manchester United and Premier League legend Scholes is still looking at where Mount can improve. 

“He needs to start scoring goals. I think he’s a great player,” Scholes told Sky Sports’ Overlap channel.

“He’s got to start winning games, almost in the mould that Frank Lampard did. I see him as that type of player but Frank produced all the time and won games for his team. Mason Mount has to start doing that.”

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Scholes correct with Mount verdict

Yes, Scholes is spot on with his assessment of Mount.

The young Englishman looks the complete package at times when you assess areas of his game. For instance, he works so hard off the ball with his energy and defensive works. In addition, he has a great footballing brain that allows him to be a creative threat.

He can really elevate himself to dizzy heights, though, if his goal output increases.

Mount is included on the 30-man Ballon d’Or shortlist this year, but he can do much more. 

He finished last season with nine goals and nine assists in 54 appearances across all competitions. Surely, he’s got to be looking to better that during this campaign.

Pat Nevin recently raised the valid point that Mount causes “mayhem” on the pitch for opponents, which allows his teammates to flourish.

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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.