'He's got the quality': TalkSPORT pundit suggests Chelsea player will come good for his country

Danny Murphy suggests Chelsea star Mason Mount still has the potential to come good for England.

Mount, 23, is a key player for both club and country.

The Blues attacking midfielder finished the season with 13 goals and 16 assists in 53 Chelsea appearances, which helped earn him the club’s player of the year award.

He’s started all three of England’s Nations League fixtures during the current international round of fixtures, which finishes with a match against Hungary on Tuesday night.

Despite being a regular in Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions line-up, he’s scored only four goals in 27 senior England caps.

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Mount to come good for England

TalkSPORT pundit Murphy has given his backing to Chelsea talisman Mount, claiming he just needs a lucky break in front of goal.

It says a lot about the Chelsea playmaker when he continues to start within an England squad stacked with supreme talent in his area of the pitch.

“Has Mount had chances in the last couple of games? Yeah. He’s made great runs into great areas; you just get the feeling he needs something to go for him and all of a sudden the goal will come. I feel that with him. I feel he’s got the quality. He gets himself in some tremendous positions,” Murphy told talkSPORT.

In contrast, Chris Sutton recently suggested there may be someone else in the England squad that deserves a starting position ahead of Mount.

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Needs a break

It wouldn’t be the worst thing to see Mount on the England bench tonight against Hungary.

He’s had a demanding campaign as a go-to man in the Chelsea squad, as well as plenty of minutes at international level.

It’s going to be an important period for the youngster to rest before joining up with the Blues squad for pre-season ahead of an exciting 2022/23 campaign.

It’s clear that he still needs to up his levels in an England shirt to make sure of his starting position at the World Cup this winter, though.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.