On this day in 2019, Mason Mount scored his first goal in Chelsea colours. We asked some Indian Blues for their memories of that landmark strike.
Mason Mount's first goal for Chelsea is the perfect example of what not just Frank Lampard, but even all of us fans, expect from the players. Being on the front foot, a determination to win the ball, and a ruthlessness in finishing off the chance when it presents itself. To watch Mason do just that, on his Stamford Bridge debut, felt really special. Having been a youth player at Chelsea, Mason showed what it means to wear the Chelsea blue. That goal also made me believe that Chelsea's youth products were finally becoming men and all the hard work over the years was coming to fruition.
During the pre-season, the one prospect who caught my attention was Mason Mount, so much so that I had him in my FPL team for Gameweek 1. I remember it was the first home game of the season and Mason's first game at Stamford Bridge. And boy, what a way to mark your first appearance at the Bridge! A typical Mount strike. His constant pressing and high work rate pressurized Wilfred Ndidi, leading to an error which Mason immediately jumped upon. If there was anything sweeter than the goal, it was the off-balance finish. The moment the ball struck the back of the net, I screamed in joy, believing that this was the beginning of something even bigger.
Having watched Mason Mount at Derby last season, I knew what he offered off the ball for Frank Lampard’s side. It didn’t come as a surprise to me when he pounced upon Wilfred Ndidi, forcing a mistake and scoring a goal. How fitting was it to watch a midfielder like Super Frank score our first goal of this new era? I couldn’t stop smiling at how proud I was of our academy and the celebration that took place after the goal at Stamford Bridge. Without a doubt, this was a goal I will cherish for a long time to come.
The 2019-20 season was a season that saw the start of a new era, an era that was clearly about youngsters coming up the ranks and proving their mettle. Mason Mount was just one of those names, someone I was really looking forward to seeing play, and he delivered in style. It was his first game at Stamford Bridge, and what a way to introduce yourself. A brilliantly executed press that resulted in his first Chelsea goal. I remember screaming at the top of my voice when the ball hit the back of the net! Ever since that goal, I've seen Mason regularly create chances while also grabbing every chance that's presented to him. I'm sure Mason is one for the present, and for the future.
I had been hearing about Mason from his time at Derby and how he played an instrumental role in bringing Derby into the playoff finals. Even though I was a bit sceptical about how he would cope in the Premier League, he quashed all of my concerns as he scored a brilliant Stamford Bridge debut goal vs Leicester City. I was astonished by his presence of mind in the game against Leicester City. He caught Ndidi off-guard and slotted his first Chelsea goal past the keeper into the bottom left corner. One of those goals that I will surely remember for many more years to come.