In our look at the latest Chelsea-related news stories from the media, Mason Mount discusses Olivier Giroud’s influence on younger players and Ben Chilwell’s old college start an initiative to keep kids active at home.
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Mount speaks about Giroud’s influence
Mason Mount sees Olivier Giroud as a big influence on the young players at Chelsea because of his experience at the highest level.
Speaking in an interview on YouTube channel UMM, the 22-year-old also admitted to being a little bit obsessed with the French striker.
‘He played at the top of the game for a long time and all of us younger boys have learnt a lot off him,’ the midfielder stated. ‘He is also a World Cup winner.’
When asked if Giroud has ever brought his World Cup medal into training Mount believes he might have while the midfielder was on loan at Derby but did confirm the 34-year-old’s iPhone cover is dedicated to that France victory.
‘His iPhone case has like world champions, and a little France flag and everything. He has a phone case like that, so I see it all the time.’
The former Arsenal man has been very influential when called upon this season. He has found the back of the net nine times in 17 games and is averaging a goal every 77 minutes.
Chilwell supports old college’s virtual PE lessons
Ben Chilwell has shown support for the Telegraph’s Keep Kids Active campaign with Loughborough College.
This campaign will see his old school give opportunities to kids to get free online PE lessons while in lockdown.
The former Leicester man has been joined by England and Manchester City women’s captain Steph Houghton, who also went to Loughborough, to support the cause.
The classes were launched after Sport England activity data showed more than half of school children are failing to meet recommended daily activities.
‘I’m very proud of my old college for offering support with the nation’s PE lessons,’ Chilwell told the Telegraph.
’It’s so vital for their physical, mental and emotional well-being that kids keep exercising at home during these difficult times.’
Thiago Silva sends message to fans
Thiago Silva has assured Blues fans that we will reach our objectives at the end of the season.
The centre-back went on Instagram to send a heartfelt message to fans after our fixture against Leicester on Tuesday night.
‘Nobody said it was going to be easy,’ the Brazilian said. ’A lot of effort, determination, courage and dedication is required to win.’
Since his arrival, the 36-year-old has played an important role in the squad and was a crucial figure in our 17-game unbeaten run in all competitions earlier in the season.
Thiago Silva brings experience from AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazilian national team and believes we can still reach our objectives at the end of the season.
‘That’s why we will not give up. Everything happens for a reason. We need to give our blood and sweat.
‘I’m convinced we will meet our objectives.’