'Pace and precision': Chris Sutton hails 'magnificent' Chelsea player after international display

Chris Sutton praised Chelsea’s Mason Mount for his “magnificent” goal in England’s 3-3 draw against Germany.

Mount, who received praise from England boss Gareth Southgate last night, came off the bench to score in the thrilling Nations League game at Wembley Stadium.

The attacking midfielder netted his fifth ever England goal with an emphatic first time finish from just inside the box.

He’s lost his starting position under Southgate during this international break, but his impact and influence during his cameo performance yesterday should give the manager a lot to ponder.

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Chris Sutton praised Mason Mount

Sutton hailed Mount during his England display on Monday night:

“That’s magnificent from Mount… Fizzes a right foot effort into the corner and beats [Marc-Andre] Ter Stegen at his far post. No blame attached to the goalkeeper. Too much pace and precision,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Mount has been goal shy at the beginning of this season, but Chelsea fans will hope that’s about to change after his confident strike against Germany.

He ended up with 13 goals across all competitions last season for the Blues, which was an improvement on his tally of nine in the previous campaign.

The Blues star is yet to get off the mark in Chelsea colours this season in eight games, but he’ll have the opportunity to impress new club boss Graham Potter when domestic football returns at the weekend.

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Chelsea core in England squad

It’s been a mixed bag for Chelsea’s representatives in the senior England squad during this break.

Blues duo Reece James and Raheem Sterling started both games for their country, so it looks like they’re in pole position to be in the XI going into the World Cup.

As for Mount, you would predict his club form will need to improve to get back into the England line-up. It was a major boost to see him on the scoresheet and impress from the bench yesterday, though.

Finally, it’s disappointing not see left-back Ben Chilwell get any minutes in England’s two games. It feels like there’s a lot of work for him to do for both club and country, but he’s got the individual ability.

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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.