'Poetry in motion': Sky pundit blown away by Chelsea player's display in 3-0 win vs Leeds

Mason Mount’s performance against Leeds United on Wednesday night was another brilliant example of how well the Chelsea star has performed this season.

Chelsea took a huge step towards a top-four finish in the Premier League this season by securing a 3-0 win at Elland Road.

Blues star Mount opened the scoring inside four minutes with a superb finish from the edge of the box before assisting Christian Pulisic’s strike early in the second half. Leeds were reduced to 10 men midway through the first half when Dan James was sent off for a ruthless tackle on Mateo Kovacic, though.

Romelu Lukaku, who was a real handful throughout, finished the scoring with his composed goal late on.

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Mason Mount’s performance against Leeds United

Mount, 23, continued his excellent individual campaign with key contributions at Leeds.

The attacking midfielder now has 13 goals and 16 assists across all competitions this season, making him the standout individual at Stamford Bridge going forward.

Sky Sports pundit Alan Smith, who was co-commentator on tonight’s game, was blown away by the impact of Mount at Elland Road.

“Mason Mount has been poetry in motion out there at times. Such a classy player and young enough to get even better. He’s been too much for Leeds tonight,” Smith told Sky Sports’ Main Event channel.

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Must start on Saturday

For certain, Mount’s one of the first names that should make the weekend’s team sheet against Liverpool in the FA Cup final.

Mount spoke about the daunting task of playing at Elland Road ahead of tonight, but he made light work of it.

His end product has massively increased since last summer. It’s exciting to think about what he can become with even more time with Tuchel coaching him.

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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.