After getting a taste of what it feels like to play with the captain’s armband for Chelsea against Charlotte FC last week, Mason Mount says it’s a feeling he wants to get used to as he continues to learn from club skipper Cesar Azpilicueta.

Mount was among those to play the second 45 minutes in North Carolina last Wednesday, and in doing so he took the captain’s armband from vice-captain Jorginho.

Despite only turning 23-years-old in the new year, Mount says he has always been one to take responsibility when relied upon, especially when coming through the age groups at Cobham.

It is a responsibility that Mason himself admits is a huge honour, as it not only reinforces Thomas Tuchel’s trust in the Academy graduate, it also highlights there’s belief in his leadership qualities.

‘I am still young and still learning, but whenever the opportunity comes to step up I want to take it,’ Mount said after the draw with Charlotte FC.

‘The gaffer trusted me with captaining the side in the second half and I take that responsibility. Whether we win or lose I always want to be the one to be able to take it.

‘To take it on the chin if we win and obviously if we lose as well,’ he added.

‘I’m naturally not the most vocal,’ he revealed. ‘I’ve never really been that. When I was captain of the Under-18 FA Youth Cup side I was always someone who tried to lead by example on the pitch.’

Cesar Azpilicueta hit 200 games as Chelsea captain in April’s draw with Manchester United.

‘I am constantly trying to learn from the likes of Azpi and Jorgi who have been captains of this club, just trying to learn from them and trying to add that to my game,’ Mount said.

‘Even if you are not someone who leads with the ball and leads on the pitch you have to have that other side as well.

‘We want to be role models to the players that are under-six, under-seven, under-eights, that are coming through looking up to us and what we’ve done over the last couple of years.

‘We just have to keep setting a good example and keep working hard because we are still young and we all still have loads more to achieve. That’s our goal and that’s our pathway at the moment.’